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  • #409835 Reply

    Hello,

    We have a master project that contains several sub-project. When the projects were loaded, they were loaded as “Read-Only” so that the Program Manager could simply see the updates.

    However, when you open the Master Project, the sub-project updates are not there. How do we get the Master Project to pull the updated information from the sub-projects?
    Thanks.

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    Larry Christofaro
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    Norman, can you elaborate your statement about loading projects “read-Only”? Does that mean that they are unlinked when they are loaded into the master? If that’s the case then absolutely, they will not be updated. Otherwise I could use some additional details. Thanks…

    #409844 Reply

    Hi Larry
    I go to Project/Sub-Project then find my project and select the mode “Read-Only” and leave the “Lin to Project” checked.
    This prevents the Program Manager from checking out all the sub-projects while they review the overall schedule.

    However, as mentioned, the project update are not coming in.

    Thanks…

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    Larry Christofaro
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    Interesting Norman. I’ve never used that read only feature before, but I did a quick test (created a master with one sub – read only, saved the master, opened / changed / and closed the sub, opened the master again…and the changes came through). So I’m kind of lost with what you have you test. Can you try a simple test similar to what I just did and see if you get the same results?

    #409907 Reply

    Thank you Larry for the feedback.
    It appears that if the sub-project is “minimized” that it does not update. If you expand the sub-project, it looks for it and updates it just fine. This is what I have told the Program Manger to do.

    Thank you again for your feedback.

    #410455 Reply

    Jakob Ooms
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    Hi Norman,
    I have the same issue, with the subprojects not updating % work complete, remaining work etc until opening the subproject in the master project. Do you know if this is the only way to ‘refresh’ the %completes or if project has a mechanism to do it automatically?
    Thanks!

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    Regina OHare
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    I am having a similar problem. I am using MS Project 2010. I have a project with multiple subprojects. Everything seems to be working great, but the % completes are not registering on the highest level. I wish I could attach a screen shot.
    It looks something like this:
    Project % Complete
    Project 1 #################################
    Subproject 1 85%
    Subproject 2 75%
    Subproject 3 52%
    Project 2 #################################
    Subproject 1 12%
    Subproject 2 0%
    Subproject 3 5%

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