Project Plan Copy / Paste RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our current Project Server environment is 2003 SP2a and is regularly victim of corrupt project plans due to copy and paste of assignments within the same plan (this probably occurs once a month).  We are preparing for an upgrade to v2010 and are wondering if this type of copy / paste activity is still discouraged or if the underlying issue has since been resolved.

    Any insights are appreciated.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 1:17 PM


All replies

  • Jason:

    It's better in 2010, however I would not recommend copying full rows. Instead, teach your PMs how to copy and paste the textual information only such as Task Name, Duration and/or Work values only. When you copy rows, you duplicate hidden data that can cause the problems.

    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 1:54 PM
  • Thanks Gary.  I've been encouraging that behavior for years, but bad habits are hard to break, especially when there's a "Copy Task" option in the menu.
    Friday, December 3, 2010 3:29 PM