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Check-in button stays disabled in Project 2010 Professional client RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have recently installed Project Server 2010 in our organization. An existing MS Access 2007 application launches Microsoft Project Professional 2010 client. Behind the scenes it will check-out the project for the user and loads it into the client. Once the user makes changes, he will obviously need to publish and check-in. To avoid the user going to different tabs (most of these users are not computer savvy), I had provided them with a custom group in the default tab (Tasks) that has 2 buttons. I had labelled them as "Step1) Publish" & "Step2) Check-in" for ease of their understanding and use. I had used the customization option to choose these 2 button from "All commands" drop-down. Even though the project is checked out, the "Check-in" button always remains disabled (Publish button works just fine). Looks like the only way a user can check-in the project is by closing the professional client (at which point he will be prompted to check-in).

    I would appreciate if someone can tell me how to enable the Check-in button when the user is working on a checked out project in Project Client Professional 2010.

    Thanks

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi there--

    Sorry for falling in thread. There is no default checkin option shown  in MS project ribbon. Even I have seen the same, if you use the Checkin command on ribbon, It is always disabled. I had to use Close command to prompt the Check in option.

    when you connect to Project Server (PWA url) using MS project & checkout the project in read write modem, save/publish, once you click on custom "close button on ribbon  or using project using File> Close, you prompts to checkin the plan.

    Hope that helps.


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    • Marked as answer by HeliosRex Monday, July 16, 2012 3:10 PM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 6:59 AM

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  • "Behind the scenes it will check-out the project for the user and loads it into the client."

    Is this done by Access itself? or have you created custom code to check the project out yourself? If its your custom code, there is a chance that the project is checked out in a different session, while the user is working in another session.


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    Friday, July 13, 2012 6:59 PM
  • Paul,

    Thanks for your reply. There is no custom code involved in checking out.

    Besides, when I connect to the server and directly open a project in MS Project Professional 2010 client, the button is still disabled. Only when I close the client I am prompted for check-in.

    Let's forget about my application. Where in project client do I see a check-in option? Other than clicking the close button, there seems to be no way to check-in a project. Can you please clarify if I am missing anything?

    Friday, July 13, 2012 10:25 PM
  • Hi there--

    Sorry for falling in thread. There is no default checkin option shown  in MS project ribbon. Even I have seen the same, if you use the Checkin command on ribbon, It is always disabled. I had to use Close command to prompt the Check in option.

    when you connect to Project Server (PWA url) using MS project & checkout the project in read write modem, save/publish, once you click on custom "close button on ribbon  or using project using File> Close, you prompts to checkin the plan.

    Hope that helps.


    If you found this post helpful, please “Vote as Helpful”. If it answered your question, please “Mark as Answer”. Thanks, Amit Khare |EPM Consultant| Blog: http://amitkhare82.blogspot.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/amitkhare82

    • Marked as answer by HeliosRex Monday, July 16, 2012 3:10 PM
    Monday, July 16, 2012 6:59 AM
  • Amit,

    Thanks for your wonderful tip. The work-around worked like a charm :)

    Just for records, we opened a ticket with Microsoft. Initial response from their support person was, "Yes, I have the same issue" :). She said she will get back to me with an answer. If she does, I will post the details of Microsoft's solution.

    Thanks!

    Monday, July 16, 2012 3:12 PM
  • Amit,

    Thanks for your wonderful tip. The work-around worked like a charm :)

    Just for records, we opened a ticket with Microsoft. Initial response from their support person was, "Yes, I have the same issue" :). She said she will get back to me with an answer. If she does, I will post the details of Microsoft's solution.

    Thanks!

    Hi HeliosRex,

    You are more than welcome :)

    OK, Sounds like I found the root cause of the issue. The Check in /Check out commands works in context to Sharepoint library. It doesn't understand the Check in checkout of Project server, since It's standard commands in MS office 2010. Sometines back, I was working on MS application object model, during that time, written a code of Check in file using SharePoint library.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office.vbapj.chm2323

    I saved a project in documnet library in my project site & when checkout & Edit in MS project, the Check in button is ENABLED. :)

    I hope it will be helpful for others to understand the difference in standard check in in MS office document & MS project file while connecting to Project server.


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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:54 AM