Project Contains Linked Information


M

mike

Hello all. I am working in Project Server 2003. I am trying to
trouble-shoot a project, and when I go to open, I am prompted with a
message :

"The project name" contains linked information.

Do you want to re-establish the links?

If you want to update this information by accessing the linked project
or linked program and file, click Yes.
If you do not want to update this information and you want to save the
existing information instead, click No.

Any ideas making this message go away. My assumption is that at some
time a master project was created, and perhaps deleted, but the
original creator of the project is not sure.

MIke
 
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Dale Howard [MVP]

Mike --

It sounds like the previous PM copies some information to the clipboard,
either from Microsoft Project within the project plan itself, or from
another application such as Excel, then then did a Paste Special - Paste
Link operation in the project. Open the project and click the Yes button
when prompted. You can quickly determine if there are tasks that have OLE
links by temporarily inserting the Linked Fields column in any Task view,
such as the Gantt Chart view. A Yes value indicates the a task contains at
least one OLE link. You can also insert the Linked Fields column in a
Resource view , such as the Resource Sheet, to see if there are links on
resources. You can also insert the column in either the Task Usage or
Resource Usage view to see if there are links on assignments.

A common source of OLE links is what a PM creates a "hammock task" that
automatically grows or shortens as the project schedule changes. You can
actually see which data is linked by looking for a tiny gray triangle
indicator in the lower right corner of a cell. The symbol is not very
obvious, so you really need to squink to see it.

If you want to break an OLE link on one or more tasks, click Edit - Links.
In the Links dialog, select the links you want to break and click the Break
Link button. Hope this helps.
 
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Hi Dale,

I am experiencing the same issue with a schedule in MSP 2010 Pro.

"The project name" contains linked information.

Do you want to re-establish the links?

If you want to update this information by accessing the linked project
or linked program and file, click Yes.
If you do not want to update this information and you want to save the
existing information instead, click No.

I followed the above steps and there doesn't appear to be any Linked Fields (OLE Links) in the schedule.

Thanks,

Tericka
 

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