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Where do you adjust the Project Information -> Advanced Properties? RRS feed

  • Question

  • It works on .mpp files but not on published projects which makes me think it is in PWA somewhere but can't find it.
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:20 PM

Answers

  • MPP files are not stored in project server.  The projects are store in tables in the database.  Properties are store in a file (ie. MPP)..  These are two different worlds.

    Cheers!


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Friday, May 31, 2013 12:49 PM
    Moderator

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  • MPP files are not stored in project server.  The projects are store in tables in the database.  Properties are store in a file (ie. MPP)..  These are two different worlds.

    Cheers!


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Friday, May 31, 2013 12:49 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, Project Pro should grey out that feature.
    Friday, May 31, 2013 6:42 PM
  • Late to the party, but while searching for my issue I came across this.

    Project 2013 Project Properties are stored in the SQL tables on the server. MSP_PROJECTS table... PROJ_PROP_[ColumnName]. At least they are for my instance as we just migrated from 2007 to 2010 to 2013 all in one swoop.

    My issue was someone had populated these (probably in 2007, or in an mpp) and then could not modify them again. After tracking it down, it seems you cannot modify project properties for Enterprise Projects, but you can for mpp files.

    If you are trying to modify the properties stored in the SQL tables (because they are available to insert into a PWA view), you need to save the schedule off as a mpp, then the File -> Info -> Project Properties -> Advance Properties will open. For me, clicking this did nothing if trying on an Enterprise Project. But after saved locally, this option actually opens. Once modified, you can bring it back onto the server and re-publish.

    I agree with Toomanyhats... this should be available for Enterprise Projects, or not available at all.

    Hope this helps someone banging their head... mine hurts...

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:48 PM
  • I'm even later to this party, but we just upgraded to 2013 and I'm not a happy camper - some of the values from the Project Properties aren't just in the database, they are in the REPORTING database - we use the Company field to track the version dates of the templates that are used when PMs create new projects - having to take an extra step to save the template locally instead of just editing it is a real pain in the neck, not to mention the fact that now in order to know what version a project used you have to look at reports and you can't just glance at it when you open the project. I might have to blog about this...

    Elli J Project Solutions Specialist Blog: http://projectserverpants.wordpress.com/

    Friday, September 4, 2015 5:42 PM