The Web Part Was Unable to Load

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on August 27, 2013

Environment: Project Server 2010 Background: Web Part fails to open on one project in the PDP. ULS Error Details: Cause: Project schedule is corrupted. Solution Approach One: As a workaround, the user needs to recover the corrupted project file as per the below steps: 1. Open the corrupted project in MS Project. 2. File, Save

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Hiding Ribbon Items for a PDP Page Using a CEWP

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 3, 2013

If you want to hide ribbon items on a specific PDP page, a quick way to achieve this is to place a Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) on the page and put in some style changes. The example below shows an example of the style statements to hide some common elements from the Project Tab

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Column Limits on SharePoint Lists

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on June 7, 2013

Problem Limited amount of columns can be created in SharePoint list in the project site. Solution The only way is to optimise the number and type of columns used to ensure the best combination of columns are created. Referencing the Technet article from Microsoft. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Column Each list/library item can only occupy 8,000 bytes in total

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Creating Hierarchical ‘Look Up’ Values in a SharePoint list on a Project Site

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on May 9, 2013

Issue: By default, project site column doesn’t support hierarchical values in the lookup table. Workaround: To fix the above issue, we can configure the Project Site list column look up values as per the below snapshot: Solution Steps: 1. Create the custom SharePoint list. For example, we have created the SharePoint list name as “DepartmentValueList”

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Saving a Lookup Table with a large series of values results in ”The Security Validation for this page has timed out” error

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on May 7, 2013

Scenario: Attempting to save a large look up table value set in MS EPM 2010. Cause: The time taken to popluate the large value set exceeds the time available to update the lookup table resulting in a time out error when a save is attempted on the the lookup tables data set. Error: Timed Out

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Project Server 2013 – Reporting Story

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on April 17, 2013

Introduction Tracking project and/or portfolio progress, and forecasting future performance are the cornerstones of all project management methodologies. While the reporting requirement itself is common and generic in nature, every organisation has specific PM practices which demand unique reporting that will result in the requirement for custom-developed Project Server reports.  To meet this need, Microsoft

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Powershell with SMO Assemblies

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on February 21, 2013

SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) are .NET objects introduced by Microsoft which has been created to allow for programmatic management of Microsoft SQL Server. Using SMO, programmers can design applications or scripts which perform similar in functionality to Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio. As outlined in Microsoft article (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh245202.aspx) you can load SMO assemblies in

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The Datasheet View Cannot be Displayed

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on February 19, 2013

In my previous blog Getting the Most of SharePoint’s Datasheet View I highlighted the functions the DataSheet view in SharePoint provides to a user trying to update list items quickly including by using Fill Handle we have come to love from Excel. However there are a couple of common reasons that stop a user from

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