Importing Projects

You will, no doubt, have projects already created and in progress that you want to load into the Project Server database. You can find a wizard in Project Professional that helps you to load these projects. Follow these steps to do so:

1. Open Project Professional, and log on to Project Server.

2. Choose ToolsOEnterprise OptionsOImport Project to Enterprise. Project starts the Import Projects Wizard.

3. On the first screen of the wizard, click Next. Project displays the Import Project dialog box, which you use to navigate to the .mpp file that you want to import into the Project Server database.

4. After you find the .mpp file that you want to import, click the Import button. If any of the settings in your file are different from the settings in the Enterprise Global template, you see a message like the one shown in Figure 19-34. Click OK to allow the Enterprise Global template settings to overwrite the settings in your project.

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The currency for this project is different from the currency specfied in the enterprise global template,

If you save this file, the currency setting of the erterprtse global terrplate will overwrite the currency setting of this project and its tasks, but not its resources. CtcfcOK to save the fie, or dfck Cancel to keep this project's setting and cancel saving the project.

Figure 19-34: You see warnings like this when your project's settings don't match the settings in the Enterprise Global template.

5. On the next screen of the wizard, shown in Figure 19-35, select the name, version, type, calendar, and enterprise project custom field values for the project that you're importing to the Project Server database. To set enterprise custom field values, click in the Value column, and a list box appears. When you finish, click Next.

Figure 19-35: Establish Project Server settings for the project that you're importing.

6. Use the next screen, shown in Figure 19-36, to map resources in your project to enterprise resources. To map resources, click in the Action on Import column, and a list box appears. Repeat this process in the Calendar or Enterprise Resource column. When you finish, click Next.

Figure 19-36: Map project resources to enterprise resources.

7. Use the next screen, shown in Figure 19-37, to map task fields in your project to enterprise task fields. To map, place a check mark in the column of the field that you want to map. Click in the From: Task Field column, and a list box appears. Click in the To: Enterprise Task Field column, and another list box appears. When you finish, click Next.

Figure 19-37: Map project task fields to enterprise task fields.

8. On the next screen, shown in Figure 19-38, you see a summary of the settings that you've selected using the wizard. The wizard also analyzes tasks in your project for errors and reports any errors that it finds on this screen. Click the Import button, and Project imports the project to the Project Server database

9. When the wizard completes the import, you see the screen shown in Figure 19-39. Choose to import more projects, or click the Finish button.

Figure 19-38: This screen summarizes the settings that you selected using the wizard.
Figure 19-39: After importing a project, the wizard enables you to import additional projects.

Tip Now that you have some projects in the Project Server database, review the defaults views that are available in the database and decide whether you need any * additional views or modifications to existing views.

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