Frequent modifications to the project plan in project server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    We are using project server 2010. Recently we have came across a scenario, that vendor is providing the MPP plan weekly and that need to be updated to a project server project. So can we open the project from project server in project professional and delete the current plan and copy paste the modifed plan to it. Will it cause any issue later like file corruption?

    Please suggest.

    Thanks, Lovely

    Friday, November 30, 2012 9:45 AM

All replies

  • Hi Lovely--

    You can always overwrite the existing plan with the updated one.  If you open the plan in MS project & use "Save as" & name matches project server prompts to overwrite the plan or enter a different name.

    If you are using the My Timesheet feature, the deletion & recerate the plan will impact the timesheets. Even you may loose the project level issues/risks & other linked objects information.

    Hope that helps.

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    Friday, November 30, 2012 10:14 AM
  • Rose 25 --
    I would predict that this behavior will eventually corrupt your project.  Wouldn�??t a better approach be to use the Save for Sharing feature instead?  By the way, the Save for Sharing feature is designed for a situation like yours.  Before you can use this feature, you will need to add the Save for Sharing button to your Quick Access Toolbar.  To use the feature, open the enterprise project in question and then click the Save for Sharing button.  The system will display a Save As dialog which will allow you to save the enterprise project as an MPP file, which you can e-mail to your vendor.  Once the vendor updates the project, they can e-mail it back to you.  You can then open it, click File > Save As and save it back in the Project Server database.  Just a thought.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, November 30, 2012 2:50 PM