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Issue using a PWA Web part on project workspace in a site collection different from PWA (Project Server 2010 SP1) RRS feed

  • Question

  • When we add a Project webpart in our Project sites (that reside under a different site collection), we receive the error:

    "This Web Part was unable to load.

    Information that may be useful in solving this problem was written to the Unified Logging Service (ULS) log on the Project Server with the following ID..."

    This worked in the RTM release, and it has been tested in environments were it worked until SP1 was rolled out. From that point Project web parts stopped working. Verbose ULS doesn't give useful input. Even with the April 2012 CU the problem persists, andthis is also the case within the latest MS Project Server Demo image.

    Could this be a bug, as it is supported (and described herehttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg314583.aspx). ?


    • Edited by Bartobanian Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:55 PM
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:51 PM

Answers

  • Sounds like a bug.  Have you reimplimented the ribbon code in the target
    site collection?
     
    Also....in 2007, you always had to deploy the timesheet Webpart first to
    activate some element on the site.  That may still be the case for 2010.
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    • Marked as answer by Bartobanian Saturday, June 9, 2012 8:24 AM
    Friday, June 8, 2012 12:06 PM
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  • No advice nor confirmation ? In me & my colleagues' eyes this appears to be a bug, occuring since SP1 and not resolved until the latest updates :-(
    Friday, June 8, 2012 8:17 AM
  • Sounds like a bug.  Have you reimplimented the ribbon code in the target
    site collection?
     
    Also....in 2007, you always had to deploy the timesheet Webpart first to
    activate some element on the site.  That may still be the case for 2010.
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    • Marked as answer by Bartobanian Saturday, June 9, 2012 8:24 AM
    Friday, June 8, 2012 12:06 PM
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  • Thanks Andrew, for your valuable input.

    Clearly the timesheet webpart plays a major role again. When this one is added first, effectively this and all afterwards enabled project web parts do work !!

    I did some extra tests in an effort to hide the TS web part afterwards : 

    - Delete TS webpart afterwards -> error again

    - Close TS webpart afterwards -> error

    So currently I tried a 'nasty workaround' by setting the layout of the TS webpart to 1 on 1 pixel....It looks like the TS web part always has to be active for making all Project web parts to work.

    (With "reimplementing the ribbon", did you mean enabling the Project Web App Server ribbon ? Because that was done as the project server context ribbon worked when I opened the Scheduled details in previous tests)

    Friday, June 8, 2012 3:19 PM
  • Honestly, I haven't done this in 2010, but I did have to do it a couple times in 2007.  I just remember with 2010 that the ribbon has to be updated in the target site collection - and that was an extra step from 2007.  Sounds like you did it as part of the instructions you cited.

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky

    Friday, June 8, 2012 3:49 PM
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