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MSPS 2007 Migration issue: Replace local resources 9with actual work) with enterprise resources RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I am having an issue with deploying and migrating MPP. The users were using MPP in microsoft project standard with local resources. As now we are trying to migrate all users to MSPS (version 2007) with the enterprise resource tool, we advised PMs to move their MPP to MSPS.

    All projects had the same set of resources as local resource that are now in enterprise resource. As some of the MPPs contain actual work data (timesheet) as well, when we try to replace the resource from enterprise resource pool, it does not replace. It adds the new resource from Enterprise pool with scheduled work moved to the new resource. So it shows twice the no of resources.

    Any way to resolve this?


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    Monday, May 13, 2013 12:22 PM

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  • Hi Kangkan ,

    Did you try using Import wizard?


    Hrishi Deshpande – Senior Consultant DeltaBahn
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    Monday, May 13, 2013 1:56 PM
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  • I did not use import wizard. Can you point me to some documentation on it?

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    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:55 AM
  • Hi,

    the "import file to enterprise" wizard needs to be added to either the quick access toolbar or the ribbon.  Once that is done, open the mpp plan (whilst connected to project server), and then run the wizard.


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:46 AM
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  • Kangkan --
     
    I believe the issue you are seeing is actually a bug that is fixed in the
    February 2013 Cumulative Update at:
     
     
    Also, since my company did extensive testing on this CU, I can tell you that
    the CU only fixes the bug if you open a local project, click File > Save As,
    and then save the project as an enterprise project.  The CU does not fix the
    same bug if you use the Import Project Wizard to import your local projects
    into Project Server as enterprise projects.  Since I heavily use the Import
    Project Wizard in my work, I am more than disappointed with the decision by
    Microsoft to not fix the bug with the Import Project Wizard.
     
    As to how to address the problem of same-named local resources assigned to
    tasks, here is what I do to work around the Import Project Wizard
    limitation:
     
    1.  After you save the local project as an enterprise project, apply the
    Resource Usage view.
    2.  Locate a local resource with completed tasks assigned.
    3.  Select the gray row headers for all of the tasks assigned to the local
    resource to highlight all of those tasks.
    4.  Click and hold any one of the gray row headers in the selected area and
    drag the tasks to the enterprise resource with the same name.
    5.  When you see a warning dialog about completed work, click the Yes
    button.
     
    Hope this helps.
     
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:56 AM
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