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Is there a limit to the number of subprojects you may select to generate a temp Master Project PWA? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to generate a temporary Master Project Plan using roughly 59 subprojects, is this possible?  I've created smaller temp master projects before in the past.  But never this large before.  

    I am also looking to edit several projects task dates and dependencies within the Temp Master Project: then save these changes to PWA without publishing the Master.   Is this also possible?

    Friday, October 3, 2014 3:32 PM

Answers

  • As per this link (it is for PS2007 but I could find it for 2013), it is adviced not to go over 35 projects to keep an acceptable performance.

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, MCP |

    • Marked as answer by C-Hansen Friday, October 3, 2014 4:16 PM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 4:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    This part of the URL <web applicationURL>/<PWA> you can replace it with your PWA URL (e.g. http://server/PWA) and the full URL would be something like: http://server/PWA/ProjectBICenter/Sample%20Reports/Forms/AllItems.aspx 

    At this location there are a number of sample reports across all projects/resources in your environment. It is a starting point for configuring/running simple reports in Excel/Excel Services

    Hope this helps

    Paul

    • Marked as answer by C-Hansen Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:32 AM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 10:16 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You should be able to edit the projects through the master project and save back to the server without saving the master project. I think the system resources (memory, cpu) would be your constraint.

    However, my concern is the reason behind editing 59 projects in the 'temp master plan'. Is there a reason behind that?

    Paul 

    Friday, October 3, 2014 3:54 PM
  • I'm trying to run multi-project reports using MS Project PRO 13.  Also quicker editing on various projects and project tasks. Is there a better way?  

    I am having trouble setting up my PWA Reporting (Im just not familiar with where the out-of-box PWA reports are and how to access them). 

    Friday, October 3, 2014 4:03 PM
  • As per this link (it is for PS2007 but I could find it for 2013), it is adviced not to go over 35 projects to keep an acceptable performance.

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, MCP |

    • Marked as answer by C-Hansen Friday, October 3, 2014 4:16 PM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 4:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Editing multiple projects in the same time works better with MS Project, but for reporting there are other options available.

    The out-of-box reports in PWA can be found at this location:

    <web applicationURL>/<PWA>/ProjectBICenter/Sample%20Reports/Forms/AllItems.aspx

    Other reporting options would be to use the OLAP cubes/excel services/Power pivot/Reporting Services and it depends on your reporting requirements and which option fits best.

    The easiest place to start is to use the out of the box data connections, found at:

    <web applicationURL>/<PWA>/ProjectBICenter/Data Connections/Forms/AllItems.aspx

    You would need read-only access to the reporting schema of project service database in order to configure the reports in excel.

    The OLAP cubes configuration is detailed here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj943761(v=office.15).aspx

    Hope this helps

    Paul

    Friday, October 3, 2014 4:25 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    Thank-you for the quick reply. I am completely new to PWA. I'm very familiar with Project Professional, but am struggling with transitioning to PWA. If you don't mind, could you tell me how to find the location you gave me:

    <web applicationURL>/<PWA>/ProjectBICenter/Sample%20Reports/Forms/AllItems.aspx

    Also, does this report type allow you to run reports across multiple projects? Thanks again. 

    C. Hansen

    Friday, October 3, 2014 10:09 PM
  • Hi,

    This part of the URL <web applicationURL>/<PWA> you can replace it with your PWA URL (e.g. http://server/PWA) and the full URL would be something like: http://server/PWA/ProjectBICenter/Sample%20Reports/Forms/AllItems.aspx 

    At this location there are a number of sample reports across all projects/resources in your environment. It is a starting point for configuring/running simple reports in Excel/Excel Services

    Hope this helps

    Paul

    • Marked as answer by C-Hansen Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:32 AM
    Friday, October 3, 2014 10:16 PM