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Project Server 2007 - Orphan Status reports RRS feed

  • Question

  • In project server 2007, we uploaded and published couple of test projects. We also created Status Reports for those test projects. After deleting those test projects, still we could see(email alert) the Status reports. How to delete those Status reports which are linked to those test projects?

     

     

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 5:27 PM

Answers

  • Sanjeez --
     
    You are misunderstanding how Status Reports work in Project Server 2007.  Status Reports are not linked to projects at all, which is why they did not get deleted when you deleted the projects.  At best, you can only informally link the Status Report request to a project using a naming convention.  But this does not tie the Status Report to the project in any way at all.  So, you need to navigate to the Status Reports page and delete the Status Report request manually.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Sanjeev S K Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:37 PM
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Not sure if you have tried this, however:

    1.  Log into PWA
    2.  Click the Status Reports link in the Quick Launch menu
    3.  In the Requests section, click on the cell next to the name of the Status Report you want do delete (don't click the name of the Status Report).
    4.  Click Delete Request
    5.  Click the OK to delete

    Regards,

    Dharmesh

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:51 PM
  • Hi,

    Not sure if you have tried this, however:

    1.  Log into PWA
    2.  Click the Status Reports link in the Quick Launch menu
    3.  In the Requests section, click on the cell next to the name of the Status Report you want do delete (don't click the name of the Status Report).
    4.  Click Delete Request
    5.  Click the OK to delete

    Regards,

    Dharmesh

    Dharam

      Thanks for the reply.  I don't see nothing under "Requests". Under Responses I do see Report names for which Projects are deleted. I receive "Status report reminders - Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 notification service" email with the report name(s) which are being linked to deleted Projects.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:01 PM
  • Gotta say, I've seen lots of issues with Status Reports.  I ended up writing a SQL script to delete them directly from the database, and since that time (3 years ago), I haven't used them since. 
    Ben Howard [MVP] http://appleparkltd.spaces.live.com/
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 8:35 PM
  • Sanjeez --
     
    You are misunderstanding how Status Reports work in Project Server 2007.  Status Reports are not linked to projects at all, which is why they did not get deleted when you deleted the projects.  At best, you can only informally link the Status Report request to a project using a naming convention.  But this does not tie the Status Report to the project in any way at all.  So, you need to navigate to the Status Reports page and delete the Status Report request manually.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Sanjeev S K Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:37 PM
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:42 PM
  • What about the functionality in 2010, is it impoved, or do we see the same or similar issues?

    Do you have to delete the old Reports after a migration from 2007 to start clean?

     

    Thanks,

    Margaret Wallace

     

    Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:15 PM