Open Atrium

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This group is to relate experiences with Open Atrium and share ideas about this install profile along with understanding and leveraging Spaces, Features, and Contexts for making it work better for you.

Talk with other community members here, in the issue queue on and on IRC in the #open_atrium channel on

If you're just getting started, you might find the documentation pages useful.

sammyngari's picture

Problem with Open atrium 2 workflow.

I got the latest version of Open Atrium Workbench module from github and used the make file with drush to bring about all the relevant modules and patches to enable me to achieve a multistage proposal submission workflow. I have a number of stages that the proposal has to go through before it gets published. The author is a researcher who creates the proposal and sets its moderation state from "draft" to "needs review by deputy director". The deputy director then has the option of either setting it back to "draft" or to "needs review by director".

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rbolger604's picture

Confusion about Bookmarks, Subsciptions, and Following

Greetings -- I see bookmarks, subscriptions, and following flags on Open Atrium, and I'm a little confused as to what these flags do, and how they are different from one another. I don't want to confuse my users with three options on the various nodes when one will suffice.
Do some flags make more sense for content nodes, and others for space/group nodes?
Do these flags simply mark the node and it is up to me to create a page to show these?

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couloir007's picture

Creating Content within a space

I have 2 questions.

  1. Based on what I have read and watched, I feel like this should be possible. I have a group called Project Managers, and I would like them to be able to create a subspace they own of a parent space without being an admin if they are members of that space. I want them to be able to create new project spaces without being able to manipulate the parent space beyond adding a child space. I want space members of the group Project Managers to be able to create a subspace without being a space admin.
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LoganGuy's picture

Updating Open Atrium 2

I'm trying to use the features override module. There are many overrides to choose from when I create feature. Some components look as though they are from the work_tracker module and possibly some components might be from another module. What is the difference between Feature Overrides and Feature Overrides (individual -- advanced) ? There are so many listed I don't see how I can know which ones I made myself?

Is there another way to retain my changes?


yorkshiregeek's picture

Open Atrium Work Tracker Users not available to assign?

Hi have work tracker and due dates active on a test site for Open Atrium. All ok except when I want to assign a task to a user in the assign to field. The user is missing? He is a member of the space and group. Where else do I need to go to make sure we can select the user?



BigBirdy's picture

Adding RSS Feeds to OA?

I just installed the latest OA and cant figure out how to add an RSS feed as content or a widget to a new space. This would seem like a simple task. Is this possible in OA?

LoganGuy's picture

Customizing a space or section

Is there an easy way to disable the display of the space and section title? Since the space and section are already displayed in the menu, the user will know where they are.

LoganGuy's picture

Task layout

I was playing around with the layout for Tasks and now all new task are viewed in one column. Visibility, section, notifications display in the middle with other fields. Any tasks created before I made the changes display correctly. Would someone please tell me how to revert this display back as it was? I attached two images. The one labeled good is the layout I'm trying to return to.


yorkshiregeek's picture

Permissions Confusion

Hi There

I have setup a little test site for OA. I have one space with a tasks section and a discussion. I want auth users to be able to reply to tasks set by admin or editor but not create their own. I do also want them to be able to comment on tasks. I have tried to use permissions but despite everything I untick for auth users they can still do anything on the tasks page. Can anyone tell me whats wrong on this basic test?


DrG's picture

Open Atrium Projects with Drupal Commons Distribution

Is it possible to use the Open Atrium Projects with a Drupal Commons distribution to achieve the functionality of both?

firebug's picture

dates and percent complete

Ok....trying to extend tasks in Atrium.

I added Actual Start date field in CCK
now i want to calculate the number of days between Actual Start and Due Date

I am using Computed COlumns

first i need to calculate the julian number... then ill subtract the two numbers to get the length in days. Then do the same from Actual Start to Now.
To calculate a JuliantoJD result in the interface for this is:

$test3 = getdate($entity->field_due_date[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['value']);
entity_field[0]['value'] = $jd3;
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clewis4's picture

Archiving tasks and nodes

I would like to archive tasks and nodes. I know there is an archive button, but it still remains on the list. How do I get it to come off of the list and then set up a view of archived tasks or nodes?

LoganGuy's picture

Project Management

I would like to see how open atrium 2 has been used for project management. With open atrium 1, one could have multiple projects, each with multiple tasks. I don't see how open atrium 2 accomplishes this? I can't create a section for each project. Any thoughts or solutions?

atarijeff's picture

Can't Upload Files

I am setting up an Open Atrium site for a local non profit and everything seems to be working correctly except I cannot attach files to tasks, discussions, etc. When you select the attachment button the screen just scrolls to the top. I can upload a file through the administrator interface though. I do get this error message in the server logs but it does not tell me anything of value.

[Thu Jul 24 12:09:20 2014] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/rascl861/public_html/406.shtml, referer:

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LoganGuy's picture

Recent Activity Display

The default display for recent activity shows a particular task title multiple times for each task created and for each comment. I cannot get this view to display only the task parent without all the comments. I realize one would want to see each comment listed separately in this view but, I also need to be able to list only the parent in one of the panels for general task management and I did not find any views showing only the initial task.

annie stone's picture

Top 4 Open Atrium Features For Enterprise

In this month’s webinar we will showcase the top four Open Atrium features that help enterprise organizations securely connect to each other and collaborate online.
You will get an in-depth look at how enterprise organizations are using and customizing Open Atrium to work for their complex organizations. We'll look at:

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empsis's picture

Solution for Development project issue tracking

I am trying to use Open Atrium for development project issue tracking. I am seriously struggling with some functionality. E.g. I am trying to find how to enable auto-numbering for tasks (which I use as tickets). Is there a way to do so? Also, I would really love to add additional fields to Work Tracker tasks - I need version and milestone fields. Is there a way to add those without programming? Would really appreciate your input!

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firebug's picture

"Spaces" and "Subspaces"

Just curious if there is a way to rename "Spaces" to something else like "Practice Area" or "Department" and to rename "Subspaces" to "Projects".

I could not figure this out...may have to manually go into mySQL and change it?

firebug's picture

Cloned sections do not appear in Space dropdown menu

Very cool feature to be able to clone a section for use in Spaces. I want something like a task but different in scope so I cloned task to "request" which shows up in the Admin section under OA Section Templates.

But when I access the main menu to and select a Space the options for "Create New Section" does not include the new cloned section.

Any thoughts?

potassiumchloride's picture

Open Atrium message settings don't seem to apply to users who choose "subscribe"

There are different ways users can be set up to receive notifications (messages) in OA.

Users (or groups or teams) can be added to the boxes in the Notifications pane for content in OA. Alternatively, an individual user can click the "subscribe" button for a particular piece of content.

After some fairly thorough testing, it appears that the user-defined "Open Atrium Messages" settings at /user/*/settings are only honored for messages where a user is in the content Notifications box and not for when a user clicks the "subscribe" button for a piece of content.

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