How can a Deliverable point to a line item, but that line be a Deliverable Type = 0? RRS feed

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  • In our operation of our Project Servers, we do routine audits for "Orphan Deliverables". An orphan Deliverable is where an item in the Deliverable pane in Project Pro shows a task ID of "None". During our audit we found items in the Deliverable pane that point to a particular line item, but when you go to that line item it has a Deliverable Type=0.  This is theoretically impossible!  This corruption can be solved by selecting the row and then right-clicking the Deliverable in the Deliverable pane to "cycle" the link box off then back on.  The question du jour is how does this Deliverable get such corruption in the first place?  We have tried to replicate the corruption by interrupting synchronization with the Server, but to no avail. 

    The Project Server where this was found is on v2010.



    Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:15 PM

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  • Hello Chris

    Its hard to say what the cause is.  In fact, if you reported it to Microsoft as trouble ticket, it would require the steps to reproduce, before Microsoft would fix. 

    My hunch is that the deliverable was created and then the task was deleted and an orphan occurred.  Or perhaps, someone is saving the project as an MPP file and then later saving back to project server and overriding the schedule on the server.  Project managers do the darnest things and catching some of these user actions is difficult, unless you are there to watch.

    Unfortunately, PS 2010 is no longer supported and so you may never get an answer.

    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
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    Friday, March 3, 2017 4:46 AM