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Project Server 2013: Project Start Date change Issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All ,

    Did anyone face a similar issue like this :) , and do you think is a bug ?

    Issue Description

    When Project End user try to change start Date of a project and then saves the project , Project start date does not change and stays at it previous value,

    Note:- Project detail PDP contains a lot of ECFs

    Issue Investigation and Analysis

    During issue troubleshooting , I have found that when creating new project in the three Project server instances (QA, Training and PWA) , (with new Projects)

    1-    Start date is updated successfully if there is
    1.no info in all other ECFs
    2.if ECFs with lookup tables, numbers is updated First when all ECF are empty

    2-    Start date is not updated if ECF with text field is updated before ECFs with lookup tables or number,

    3-    If end user will need to fill ECFs , then he should fill ECF with numbers or lookup table first then save, then he can change start date afterwards

    4-    Updating ECFs at the same with start date will not be considered and one of them or both will not be saved
    1.Updating ECF with (lookup table) with start date at the same time, ECF update will be ignored , and start date will be updated
    2.Updating ECF (text) with start date at the same time, ECF update will be ignored , and start date will be updated
    3.Updating ECF (number) with start date at the same time, Both updates will be ignored
    4.Updating ECF (lookup table) with start date at the same time, ECF update will be ignored , and start date will be updated
    5.Updating ECF (lookup table) with start date at the same time, ECF update will be ignored , and start date will be updated

    Conclusion

    1-    Start date is updated successfully if there is no info in all other ECFs or if ECFs with lookup tables, numbers is updated.

    2-    Start date is not updated successfully if ECF with text field is updated before ECFs with lookup tables or number,

    3-    When updating Start Date with other ECF’s one of them or both will not be updated successfully

    4-    When updating start date with a number ECF, both updates will be ignored

    5-    When updating start date with any ECF other than number ECF , start date will always be saved successfully and other ECF update will be ignored

    6-    To overcome this Start date need to be updated alone in a save session

    7-    Project start date does not work with manual tasks , so project owner will face an issue where project start date will not get changed if there are manual tasks in the project schedule


    Repro Steps

    1-    The Repro Steps for this changing start date issue
    1.Create a project
    2.Update any ECF with text field
    3.Try to change start date,

    Result: it will not get changed


    Workarounds

    Workaround 1:-
    1.Remove your ECF updates
    2.Update first ECFs with lookup tables like (Revenue Country , Deal type, Bid Status)
    3.And then update other ECF

    Workaround 2 :

    Access the Enterprise project using MS Project 2013 and then change the start date from there , followed by Publish

    Workaround 3 :

    Put Start Date in a separate New PDP and remove it from Project Information PDP (tested and problem disappeared)


    Karim El Zarka, MCTS Sharepoint 2010 , MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010 Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Vote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Mark As Answer

    Sunday, April 10, 2016 12:20 PM

Answers

  • Gary, 

    This behaviour has been identified as a bug by Microsoft Support Team , and this bug has always been present in 2013, even with the RTM version.  also  the problem still exists in 2016

    I'm still working with the Microsoft support to see if there will be a fix for this or not. 

    Thank  you :)


    Karim El Zarka, MCTS Sharepoint 2010 , MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010 Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Vote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Mark As Answer

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:11 PM
  • The BUG is corrected in this FIX

    The August 2016 Public Update

     

    The package containing your fix;

    August 9, 2016, update for Project Server 2013 (KB3115456)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115456

     

    The package containing all SharePoint Server and Project Server fixes;

    August 9, 2016, cumulative update for Project Server 2013 (KB3115448)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115448

     

    The update for Project Professional, just FYI;

    August 2, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3115434)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115434


    Karim El Zarka, MCTS Sharepoint 2010 , MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010 Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Vote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Mark As Answer

    • Marked as answer by Karim El Zarka Friday, September 2, 2016 1:11 PM
    Friday, September 2, 2016 1:11 PM

All replies

  • Karim:

    What is your current patch level?


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG

    Friday, April 15, 2016 1:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Gary, 

    This behaviour has been identified as a bug by Microsoft Support Team , and this bug has always been present in 2013, even with the RTM version.  also  the problem still exists in 2016

    I'm still working with the Microsoft support to see if there will be a fix for this or not. 

    Thank  you :)


    Karim El Zarka, MCTS Sharepoint 2010 , MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010 Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Vote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Mark As Answer

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:11 PM
  • The BUG is corrected in this FIX

    The August 2016 Public Update

     

    The package containing your fix;

    August 9, 2016, update for Project Server 2013 (KB3115456)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115456

     

    The package containing all SharePoint Server and Project Server fixes;

    August 9, 2016, cumulative update for Project Server 2013 (KB3115448)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115448

     

    The update for Project Professional, just FYI;

    August 2, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3115434)

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115434


    Karim El Zarka, MCTS Sharepoint 2010 , MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010 Whenever you see a reply and if you think is helpful, click "Vote As Helpful"! And whenever you see a reply being an answer to the question of the thread, click "Mark As Answer

    • Marked as answer by Karim El Zarka Friday, September 2, 2016 1:11 PM
    Friday, September 2, 2016 1:11 PM