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Resubmitting rejected task updates via timesheets RRS feed

  • Question

  • Consider the scenario where a PM either accidentally or intentionally rejects a valid task update and  the team member just needs to resubmit the timesheet as-is.  The timesheet module will not allow it without changes as it detects that the timesheet line has not changed and forces a change before it will allow submission.

    Currently it seems that the team member must change the timesheet line item, save it, and then edit it back to the original state before the system will allow them to "send timesheet".  

    This is a bit awkward and invites error ... any suggestions on a simpler way for users to get past this validation?

    Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:45 PM

Answers

  • Grday,

    Try  updating the task with zero, save the timesheet, and re-enter actual number and save submit the timesheet.


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    • Marked as answer by Grady Byram Friday, February 8, 2013 6:44 PM
    Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:51 PM
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  • Grady --
     
    Nope, there is no easier way to do it.  Project Server 2010 assumes that the timesheet data is wrong, so the user must change the data somehow before he/she can resubmit the timesheet.  Instead of changing the numbers on the timesheet, however, perhaps the team member could add a note to the task in question.  I believe that action would trigger that the timesheet has changed and could now be resubmitted.  Just a thought.  Hope this helps.

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    • Marked as answer by Grady Byram Friday, February 8, 2013 6:44 PM
    Friday, February 8, 2013 2:35 AM
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  • Grday,

    Try  updating the task with zero, save the timesheet, and re-enter actual number and save submit the timesheet.


    Hrishi Deshpande – Senior Consultant DeltaBahn
    Blog | < | LinkedIn

    Please click Mark As Answer; if a post solves your problem or Vote As Helpful if a post has been useful to you.This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by Grady Byram Friday, February 8, 2013 6:44 PM
    Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:51 PM
    Moderator
  • Grady --
     
    Nope, there is no easier way to do it.  Project Server 2010 assumes that the timesheet data is wrong, so the user must change the data somehow before he/she can resubmit the timesheet.  Instead of changing the numbers on the timesheet, however, perhaps the team member could add a note to the task in question.  I believe that action would trigger that the timesheet has changed and could now be resubmitted.  Just a thought.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Grady Byram Friday, February 8, 2013 6:44 PM
    Friday, February 8, 2013 2:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for confirming.  I tried adding/editing the line item comments and that didn't seem to satisfy it.  

    Hrishi's steps are what I've been communicating but was hoping I could avoid asking the user to save incorrect data and then revise it to be correct.  Nonetheless, it is what it is.

    Thanks again.

    Grady


    Friday, February 8, 2013 6:46 PM