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Problem Creating Graphical Indicators Using Project Professional 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Have successfully created a custom field in a Project Professional 2010 file and successfully added it to Project Server 2010 as an Enterprise custom field.

    When I access the Graphical Indicators dialog box for that field in Project Professional 2010 and click any of the Indicator criteria I am not able to enter any values in the data grid. The Cut Row etc options and the Show data values in Toolbox option are greyed out.

    I am logged in with full Admin rights.

    What might be the problem?

     

    Thanks

    Trevor

    Monday, January 10, 2011 2:37 AM

Answers

  • Trevor --

    If you create a custom field using the Custom Fields dialog in Project Professional 2010, and then use the Add Field to Enterprise feature to import the custom field into Project Server as an enterprise field, you can NO LONGER edit the field using the Custom Fields dialog in Project Professional 2010.  From this point forward, you must edit the enterprise field using the PWA interface.  To do this, log into PWA with administrator permissions and then click the Server Settings link in the Quick Launch menu.  Click the Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables link in the Enterprise Data section of the Server Settings page.  On the Enterprise Custom Fields page, click the name of your new enterprise field to open it for editing.  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"

    Monday, January 10, 2011 3:40 AM
  • TJSAU --

    Once the custom field exists in Project Server 2010, you cannot edit it using the Project Professional 2010 interface.  Instead, you must edit it using PWA as I indicated in my last post.  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 TJSAU Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:40 AM
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:26 AM

All replies

  • Trevor --

    If you create a custom field using the Custom Fields dialog in Project Professional 2010, and then use the Add Field to Enterprise feature to import the custom field into Project Server as an enterprise field, you can NO LONGER edit the field using the Custom Fields dialog in Project Professional 2010.  From this point forward, you must edit the enterprise field using the PWA interface.  To do this, log into PWA with administrator permissions and then click the Server Settings link in the Quick Launch menu.  Click the Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables link in the Enterprise Data section of the Server Settings page.  On the Enterprise Custom Fields page, click the name of your new enterprise field to open it for editing.  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"

    Monday, January 10, 2011 3:40 AM
  • Thanks Dale.

    My explanation was not accurate but I have learnt from your response.

    I was emulating the contents of Implementing and Administering MS Project Server 2010 for Project Managers Module 7. I actually created a custom field in PWA (Percent Cost Variance) and then was looking to create graphical indicators using Proj Prof 2010 and experienced the conditions I described.

    Any further thoughts?

    Monday, January 10, 2011 4:12 AM
  • TJSAU --

    Once the custom field exists in Project Server 2010, you cannot edit it using the Project Professional 2010 interface.  Instead, you must edit it using PWA as I indicated in my last post.  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 TJSAU Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:40 AM
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:26 AM
  • Thanks Dale - it helps!!
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:40 AM
  • You are more than welcome, my friend!

    "TJSAU" wrote in message news:cbb9a93a-9445-49eb-8262-9e2d0c9d115f@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Thanks Dale - it 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"

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:56 AM