Project Server 2010 import problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have couple of projects exported on Project Server 2010 as xml and I need to import them.

    We're using Project Server 2010 SP1 with June 2012 cumulative updates. Microsoft told me that I need to export all the projects as xml and import them to another site. BTW-I tried also to export as mpp from Save for Sharing.

    When I import the projects, it's asking me about the local resources to be replaced by enterprise resources. I say Yes to All and then when I go to Resource Sheet, I see 2 same names, one local resource and the other enterprise resource. Both have actual work with different tasks. 

    I tried to replace the assignments of the tasks from local resources according to Gary Chefetz book but it didn't help me.

    How can I replace all local resources with enterprise resources for all tasks and actuals?


    Haim Beyhan

    Haim Beyhan

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:05 AM

All replies

  • Please see the below article:
      • To replace an existing resource with an enterprise resource, in the Project Resource column, select the resource or generic resource that you want to replace. Under Enterprise Resource, select the new enterprise resource, and then click Replace.

    When you replace a resource, the replaced resource is not removed if they have completed any actual work. The replacement resource is assigned the remaining work.

     to move the actual work for in progress tasks from a local resource to an enterprise resource

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    Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:26 AM
  • Hi

    Actually I found this article and I did it but it didn't work either. 

    Copy/Paste did not change anything and when you delete the enterprise resources, it deletes also the actuals there.

    Haim Beyhan

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 1:25 PM
  • Haim,

    so you are saying that you have the same name in the resource sheet, one local one global?

    If so what happens if you want to save the project? It should give you an error message outlining that you cant have the same name twice. Does it do that?

    Marc Soester [MVP]

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:05 PM
  • Hello HaimBeyhan,

    I wanted to ask a quick question.

    Are you performing the import for all the projects present in one PWA instance to an other PWA instance or to an other Project server. . . ???


    Are you performing this task for a particular project...???


    Shiva Prasad B C

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:43 PM
  • I'm not getting any message. It saves and publishes without problem.

    Haim Beyhan

    Friday, August 24, 2012 4:46 AM
  • Hi,

    Actually I need to export all the projects as xml and import them to another site because of some problems with the projects. So I'm exporting and then impoting one by one.

    Haim Beyhan

    Friday, August 24, 2012 4:48 AM
  • Hello HaimBeyhan,

    The below article provides the steps to remove and replace the resources with the following constraint

    Note: Project will not remove the resource if actual work has been completed on the assignment. The replacement resource is assigned the remaining work from the original assignment. You can adjust these work values, if necessary.


    Shiva Prasad B C



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    Friday, August 24, 2012 9:38 PM
  • Hello

    i had same problem.

    i read this blog post:

    and type 5hrs remaining work for all tasks and did whatever in above article, and my problem solved.
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:52 AM