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Import a large number of projects to PS 2010 RRS feed

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  • Thanks a bunch Dale!

    My client wants to import projects that were created over the past 4 years for historical purposes only. I believe that project information needs to be accurate if they want to get some metrics. I think the approach would need to a manual one to get them in Project Server without compromising the integrity of each project.

    Best!

    -Maurizio


    All the Best! -Maurizio

    • Marked as answer by Mauro771 Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:56 PM
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:56 PM

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  • Mauro771 --
     
    No, this is not possible.  The Import Project Wizard in Microsoft Project 2010 allows you to import only one project at a time.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
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    Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:20 AM
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  • Hi there--

    In addition to Dale's sound advice, By using the PSI (project server Interface) solution, It's possible to get the data from xml/csv file for project(s) & save it on server.


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    Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:16 AM
  • The goal is not to just get all the projects into Project Server, but to get all valid project information accurately and usefully into Project Server. So, correct resource names all spelt the same way, data in all local custom fields copied to correct Enterprise Fields etc.

    The only way this can be done reliably is using the Import Wizard. You can import using PSI, but the time taken before someone can develop the solution is probably longer than that needed to import manually. Secondly you may well end up with a mess of data that will take as long again to resolve and clean up.

    The only reliable way is one at a time with the wizard and audit for data quality and relevance, update Enterprise fields as you go then publish. It will take a lot of effort, but the results will be far better.

    Good luck!


    Rod Gill

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    Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:06 PM
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  • Thanks a bunch Dale!

    My client wants to import projects that were created over the past 4 years for historical purposes only. I believe that project information needs to be accurate if they want to get some metrics. I think the approach would need to a manual one to get them in Project Server without compromising the integrity of each project.

    Best!

    -Maurizio


    All the Best! -Maurizio

    • Marked as answer by Mauro771 Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:56 PM
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:56 PM
  • Maurizio --
     
    Well, said, my friend!  Yes, the project information must absolutely be accurate, and your comment echoes the reply from my fellow MVP, Rod Gill.  And you are more than welcome for the help!  :)
     

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

    Friday, July 27, 2012 2:19 AM
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