Creating a mstr pjct with subprojects in a sharepoint (NOT pjt Ser


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Elvis

When creating a mstr project I am having difficulty gettting a relative
reference to the subprojects. I would like to be able to have the master use
a relative reference to the subprojects so when I move them all from my
laptop to a share point the master will look for the subs in the sharepoint
folder and not the subprojects on my laptop. When people open the sharepoint
mstr they cannot see anything. it is a blank schedule file.

We do not use Project server on this program so while that would make my
troubles go away that is not a solution. So much for the Easy Button!
 
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Ellen Lehnert

I don't believe this is possible, but would be happy to be proven wrong.






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When the link connection is made on the desktop it is using a disk
location for the link. In Sharepoint, the disk location does not
exist. You are trying to do something that is not a feature of the
system. You would have the same problem is you linked the projects on
the desktop and then moved them to different directories.

Sorry - nice try.

Ellen Lehnert, PMP, MCT
www.lehnertcs.com.
 
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Rob Schneider

As Ellen and Andrew said, this does work. The main reason is that
Project is not setup to make reference in the link to the file location
on the SP server. It can link to files on local drives and LAN file
shares ok, but not to folders/libraries in SP.

We find that it's normally not a good idea to let other people see and
use the Project MPP files anyway. Too many cooks in the pot spoil the
broth. Too many people--often people who really don't know how to use
Project anyway--just leads to problems with the MPP files getting
unnecessarily/incorrectly changed and even corrupted, in our experience.

But of course, people need to see the project plan. We achieve this in
SP by using ProjectPublisher, a 3rd party add-in, which syncs the
project into SharePoint. This same type of functionality is built into
the soon-to-be-released Project 2010. They way one or a few people (all
of whom know how Project works and are accountable/responsible for the
integrity of the contents of the MPP file) maintain the MPP files and
publish project info to the team. Those master/subproject files are
stored either in a local drive (best) or on the LAN share (do in a way
which reduces risk of corruption). We also version control the files MPP
files back into a SP library--but don't use those files directly. They
come in very handy when we need to go back to previous version.

--rms

www.rmschneider.com
 
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Elvis

Rob

would you please explain what "this same type of functionality is built into
the soon-to-be-released Project 2010" means? Is that the ability to point to
subprojects in a sharepoint?

Thanks
 
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Rob Schneider

The ability to synchronise data from an MPP file into SharePoint lists.
I've not tried to link to MPP files stored on SharePoint library; my
hunch is that it has not been made to work. Just a hunch and never
looked into it. But, given how we use SharePoint and Project together
this no big deal because, as I mentioned, we don't want most the project
teams getting into the MPP files anyway.


--rms

www.rmschneider.com
 
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