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Content types on Project Site [2010] RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    currently I am customizing a Project Site in Project Server 2010. Everything works fine (and a lot easier than in 2007 - thanks!), but I can't get my documents as I want to.

    Documents in Project Site use a content type of "Project Site Document".  However from the UI, it doesn't seem possible to create a new content type based on this "Project Site Document". If I use a "Document", I am not able to get "Links (Project Link) in there as a column. What do I miss here?

    Thanks in advance!
    Barbara

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:17 PM
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Answers

  • I'd like to see that post too. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn't developed
    a tool to write blog posts for me (although I should look into an outsourcing
    model perhaps).
     
    I just got it to work. Try this:
     
    1) Add the new content type to the Project Document library (has to be this
    library. Can't use another library)
    2) After adding the content type, add List Columns to the content type.
    You'll see three List Columns: Owner, Status, Links
    3) Create a new document with that content type. Post to the library. Edit
    document properties. Confirm that Links shows up.
    4) Hit Custom Commands, and add links.
     
    Worked just fine for me.
     
     
    - Andrew Lavinsky
     
     
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:58 PM
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  • I haven't done this in 2010 yet, but I played with it a lot in 2007, and
    my guess is 2010 is the same.
     
    You don't want to make a Project Documents content type. Go ahead and create
    any content type you would like, probably inheriting from the Documents type.
    Then add it to the list and add the custom list fields to the content type.
    Project Server 2007 doesn't "care" about content types. It just cares that
    each of the documents have the right fields assigned - which appear to be
    instantiated at the list level when the list is provisioned. You can even
    add the fields, and then hide them for that specific content type, and Project
    Server will work fine.
     
    Here's a blog I did on the topic for 2007. It's about Risks, but should
    be applicable:
     
     
     
    - Andrew Lavinsky
     
     
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:29 PM
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  • Hi Andrew,

    initially I didn't want to use "Project Site Document" and created a content type inheriting from Documents type as you suggest. But when I do so, I miss the field "Links - Project link". It is not in the list to be added as column? That's the only reason why I started looking for inheriting "Project Site Document".

    I am looking forward to your blog for 2010 on that ;-).

    Regards
    Barbara

     

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:38 PM
    Moderator
  • I'd like to see that post too. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn't developed
    a tool to write blog posts for me (although I should look into an outsourcing
    model perhaps).
     
    I just got it to work. Try this:
     
    1) Add the new content type to the Project Document library (has to be this
    library. Can't use another library)
    2) After adding the content type, add List Columns to the content type.
    You'll see three List Columns: Owner, Status, Links
    3) Create a new document with that content type. Post to the library. Edit
    document properties. Confirm that Links shows up.
    4) Hit Custom Commands, and add links.
     
    Worked just fine for me.
     
     
    - Andrew Lavinsky
     
     
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:58 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Andrew,

    thanks for your very fast response!!!!!
    Adding content type to the library to get additional fields was my missing step - I kew there was one. You are great, thank you!

    Barbara

     

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:05 PM
    Moderator