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"You will not be able to publish your resource plan..." RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Project Server 2010 with SP1 and Feb '12 CU. 

    We've started experimenting with resource planning and have found a situation for which I have no explanation.  For some projects, the resource plan functions work just fine.  But we have a few where the Publish option in the ribbon of the resource plan is greyed-out and a message stating "Your will not be able to publish your resource plan until you publish the corresponding project schedule".  I've found that by following the instructions and publishing the project in PWA works - the publish capability for the resource plan is no longer greyed-out. 

    HOWEVER, I don't know what's causing this situation in the first place.  New projects can be created and they don't seem to produce the greyed-out publish option.  Most existing projects won't behave this way either - but some do.  It doesn't appear to be a permissions issue since when the publish button is greyed-out it remains that way for project managers and admin alike.  Also, publishing the project from Project Professional doesn't work either, only publishing from PWA will do the trick.

    Any advice about how to avoid getting the greyed-out publish button for resource plans would be most appreciated. 

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:42 PM

Answers

  • The difference may be that the Resource Plan was published.


    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCC 2011, MCC2012
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Friday, October 19, 2012 2:15 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Michael!

    As it turns out, this isn't quite the answer but you've definitely helped in figuring this out.  Based on some additional experimentation (triggered by your line of thinking!), it seems that a change to the project's task and/or resources will disable the publish capability for that project's resource plan - unti the project is published again in PWA.  So if you add a task, or resource, or change an assignment that will trigger this greyed-out behavior for the publish button in the ribbon of the resource plan.

    Also, I've found that publishing in project professional has no impact.  The only way to re-enable the publish capability for the resource plan is to publish the project in PWA.  Of course, the message that accompanies the greyed-out publish button states this explicitly but people like me (who lack a keen sense for the obvious) sometimes miss these subtleties.

    Thanks again for your response - quite helpful.

    Friday, October 19, 2012 3:02 PM

All replies

  • The difference may be that the Resource Plan was published.


    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCC 2011, MCC2012
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Friday, October 19, 2012 2:15 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Michael!

    As it turns out, this isn't quite the answer but you've definitely helped in figuring this out.  Based on some additional experimentation (triggered by your line of thinking!), it seems that a change to the project's task and/or resources will disable the publish capability for that project's resource plan - unti the project is published again in PWA.  So if you add a task, or resource, or change an assignment that will trigger this greyed-out behavior for the publish button in the ribbon of the resource plan.

    Also, I've found that publishing in project professional has no impact.  The only way to re-enable the publish capability for the resource plan is to publish the project in PWA.  Of course, the message that accompanies the greyed-out publish button states this explicitly but people like me (who lack a keen sense for the obvious) sometimes miss these subtleties.

    Thanks again for your response - quite helpful.

    Friday, October 19, 2012 3:02 PM
  • Johnny,

        Thanks for posting this back to the community - I had this exact problem today - very helpful.

    ITS NOT OBVIOUS!

    Cheers,

        James.


    James Boman IPMO http://www.ipmo.com.au @JBoman32768

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:22 PM