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The case of the Disappearing Tasks (MSP 2010) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have several sub projects in individial MSP files all linked to a Master Schedule in MSP in a seperate file (all on the same network drive and folder).

    On occasion, i will loose data in both the sub project file and master file. Summary task names remain but sub tasks names and all associated data (durateions , dates, etc.) dissapear.

    This is very frustrating as we are managing approx $50million in multipe projects via MSP 2010 for first time.

    When simulating the error, if I add or hide a column in any one of the linked files, I notice that some tasks will do harry houdini in both the sub project file and the master file.

    Help!

    Is this a bug?

     

    • Moved by Sean Jenkin Friday, August 12, 2011 4:45 PM (From:MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Profile and Recognition System Discussions)
    Friday, August 12, 2011 1:30 AM

Answers

  • It is just possible that this is a problem caused by network "dropouts", while you have the files open for editing.

    I have no idea why they would occur, but a similar problem was observed with MSP2007 running locally and the MSP files were all on other network drives.

    So, does the problem ever occur if you copy/paste all of the files onto the local drive, edit them there and then copy/paste them back to the network drive?

    And, of course, check for Cumulative Upgrades.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:23 AM

All replies

  • Hi Slick,
     
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    Have you installed SP1?  Are you using Project Server? If so, you should also install the CU (Cumulative Updates)
     
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    Mike Glen
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    Friday, August 12, 2011 6:37 PM
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  • It is just possible that this is a problem caused by network "dropouts", while you have the files open for editing.

    I have no idea why they would occur, but a similar problem was observed with MSP2007 running locally and the MSP files were all on other network drives.

    So, does the problem ever occur if you copy/paste all of the files onto the local drive, edit them there and then copy/paste them back to the network drive?

    And, of course, check for Cumulative Upgrades.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:23 AM