#ProjectServer #PS2010 / #PS2013 local master projects and tasks with no assignments

June 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Posted in Administration, Information, Issue | 1 Comment
Tags: , , , , ,

Something to be aware of when using local master projects in Project Server 2010 or 2013 when tasks in the sub projects have no assignments.

You will see random text / characters next to the Unassigned name as seen below:

clip_image001

The text / characters displayed will change depending on where you last clicked.

Repro steps below:

  • Open Project Pro and connect to the server
  • Create 1 project, create 3 tasks and assign an enterprise resource to all three tasks, save and publish the project.
  • Close and check-in the project
  • Create 1 other project, create 3 tasks and assign an enterprise resource to only 2 of the tasks leaving 1 task with no assignment, save and publish the project.
  • Close and check-in the project
  • Create a new project and insert both of the projects created above as read-only
  • Save the master project locally as a file, when prompted hit no to all when prompted to save changes to the two insert projects
  • Close the master project and again when prompted hit no to all when prompted to save changes to the two insert projects
  • Close Project Pro
  • Open Project Pro and connect to the server
  • Open the local master project and expand the two inserted projects
  • Switch to the Resource Usage view and notice the Unassigned resource name

clip_image001

  • Make changes such as expanding the Resource Name column, increase the work etc. and see the Unassigned name update.
    • After changing the Resource Name column width:

clip_image002

o Changing work:

clip_image003

o 2013:

clip_image004

clip_image005

Advertisements

1 Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. […] This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: