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    I have a Risk field which two departments want to see but other departments do not want to see.

    It seems that I can only assign a field to ONE department. Am I wrong? If yes how do I do it?

    Also I assigned another field to one dept but now all departments need to see it. Project Online is now letting me delete blank out my choice. It wants me to choose a value. What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you.
    John

    #405830 Reply
    Larry ChristofaroLarry Christofaro
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    John, good question. Multiple departments do require a bit of thought. I tend to provide custom fields in three categories, (1) required for all departments, (2) common fields that departments can use if they want (but consistent across those departments that want the same data, and (3) custom fields specific to a single department. Setting up specific EPTs and PDPs for each department is key to providing flexibility. Hope that helps…

    #405849 Reply

    I can’t help you much with the departments. But I’m assuming that the second part of your question is that PWA will not allow you to blank out a field. We stumbled across how to do this. Simply select the same value from the drop down list as the value already in the field.
    It would have been nice if this was documented somewhere.

    #405864 Reply

    Larry,

    Thanks for the answers … Dumb question though … What are EPTs and PDPs?

    Thanks
    John

    #405865 Reply

    Daryl,

    Thanks the secret! It worked !!!

    Yes it would be nice if it was documented somewhere … :).

    Thanks
    John

    #405866 Reply
    Larry ChristofaroLarry Christofaro
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    John, hopefully we’re just talking semantics. But, if you don’t know what an Enterprise Project Type (EPT) or a Project Detail Page (PDP) is then I would suggest some training. Attempting to implement multiple departments in a single instance along with all the challenges that it brings requires a pretty good understand and configuration knowledge of Project Server.

    I only say that because the acronyms are pretty commonly used, so I do apologize if my statement is wrong.

    Good luck…Larry

    #406459 Reply

    Larry,

    I do know what the EPT and PDP are … just have not heard them referred to enough that way.

    Thanks
    John

    #406508 Reply
    Larry ChristofaroLarry Christofaro
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    Glad to hear, and I apologize if it came across wrong. Good luck…

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