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Can we concurrent edit the project, then the Project server auto merge it? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    Can we concurrent edit the project, then the Project server auto merge it?

    If we can do it, this will be very good to use Project server for big project management.

    Thanks all.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 1:56 PM

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  • Hi there,

    Unfortunately co-authoring is not possible in Project server.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:06 PM
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  • Thanks Paul,

    Is there any way else to do it? Any other system that can work with Project server or Project Pro to co-authoring the Project file?

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:10 PM
  • I'm not aware of any way to do this without updating offline files then manually merging before saving to the server.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:14 PM
    Moderator
  • If you are talking about two people editing project concurrently, then no, but it is possible to merge data into the project (task status etc) from multiple external sources, which could be edited concurrently - specifically I have done this via Excel.


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:10 PM
    Moderator
  • If you are talking about two people editing project concurrently, then no, but it is possible to merge data into the project (task status etc) from multiple external sources, which could be edited concurrently - specifically I have done this via Excel.


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Dear Ben,

    Can you tell me more detail about it?

    Thank you.

    Friday, June 22, 2012 12:46 AM
  • It's very simple in principle.   Save the required project data into Excel via the Export wizard, update the excel file(s) with the relevant information (in my case status info), and then merge the data back into the project.   This can all be done by saving as an xls, and once in project, opening the xls and merging the data into the existing project.  See this blog on at least the 1st portion of exporting ata - http://www.applepark.co.uk/exporting-tasks-from-project-into-your-outlook-calendar/


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Friday, June 22, 2012 7:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks all.

    I'll continue to find the way to do it.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:33 AM