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Where are enterprise templates stored? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've created Enterprise templates so users can select them without having to download a template manually (What is currently done now). Where are they stored on Project Server? I'd like to access them with PWA for revision control purposes.

    Edit for clarification: These are templates for use on Project desktop software to create projects

    • Edited by EricAnSM Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:40 PM Clarification
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:34 PM

Answers

  • No you cannot access it directly. What you could do is each time you update your template on Project Server (with the same file name to keep the unicity and not having many template's version available for the end users), you could also do a "save-as" in a sharepoint librairy (for example a document librairy in PWA) with the version control enabled so you keep a track of the template updates. 

    Then when you want to access again the template to update it, either you can use the one in the versionned PWA document librairy, or create a new project from the template in Project Server (safer since you are sure to access the template current version). But you cannot directly access the template.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:54 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    Enterprise templates are stored in the draft DB/table of Project Server such as all projects. They are just differenciated by a type attribute which could be "project", "template", "subproject".

    You can only access them by creating a new project from Project Pro from the given template. Then if you do some updates to the template, just save it back to Project Server as a template with the same name. You'll be prompted if you do want to overwrite the old template by the new one.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:39 PM
    Moderator
  • So there's no way to manually access the template file? Currently we have a template file saved on PWA such that revision control is enabled. We prefer this in case there are errors with a new revision.
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:43 PM
  • No you cannot access it directly. What you could do is each time you update your template on Project Server (with the same file name to keep the unicity and not having many template's version available for the end users), you could also do a "save-as" in a sharepoint librairy (for example a document librairy in PWA) with the version control enabled so you keep a track of the template updates. 

    Then when you want to access again the template to update it, either you can use the one in the versionned PWA document librairy, or create a new project from the template in Project Server (safer since you are sure to access the template current version). But you cannot directly access the template.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:54 PM
    Moderator
  • That is probably what we will have to do. In that case, how can we delete enterprise templates so they are no longer visible?
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:04 PM
    1. In the PWA server settings, go to "delete enterprise objects";
    2. Select the "project" check box (it should be selected by default).
    3. In the project list, sort the project by clicking on the "type" column header twice to have the templates at the top of the list.
    4. Select the appropriate templates and delete them.

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:10 PM
    Moderator