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Microsoft Project Server 2007 (Timesheet Customization)

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Is there an existing solution available, or is it possible to customize the project
server timesheet application to allow a select group of tasks to be imported instead of using the add line feature for each one?  Or can you simply duplicate a previous timesheet for a new reporting period?  The issue I am running into is that the given create options basically limit me
to where I have a blank time sheet, everything assigned to me, or everything
in the list.  It's a too much, or not nearly enough scenario.  i am very new to Project Server and  any information would be helpful.
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I don't think there is an existing solution for this.
Two thoughts:
1) The "Everything" options should only be importing current tasks. This is often a decent filter for users: It should include everything you're supposed to be working on. If this is including too many tasks, it sounds like you may be assigned to too many tasks? Are PM's creating assignments only when appropriate, or are they being too generous with assignments? (Note that SP2, released two days ago, will now add new assignments to existing timesheets if the autopopulate option is turned on, so this might address one reason PM's add resources to too many tasks.)

2) I'm pretty sure that you could create a Project Server Interface(PSI) event handler for the TimesheetCreating or TimesheetCreated events that would populate the tasks based on whatever rule you coded.

http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2007/11/06/sample-code-to-create-timesheets.aspx
http://netsleeper.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2D6B305EBBD50AA5!220.entry


Hope this helps...
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I'm generally pretty low key about letting people delete questions when they realize they asked the wrong question, but this is about one of the clearest cases of "You can't do that" I've seen.

Sorry zkeown, but you asked if something could be done. It can't. You got the answer for your question. I know it's not the answer you wanted. If you want more details on custom solutions, go ahead and ask.

In your question, you asked "Is there an existing solution available, or is it possible to customize the project
server timesheet application[...]?" and also said  "Any information would be helpful." I answered both of your questions directly, and provided additional information and a link.

If you want more details, or aren't comfortable with creating a custom solution, you should have indicated that in your original question, or in a response.


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If the Original Poster doesn't request more information, I believe the question asked was answered by the first comment, ID 24271182.


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Sorry, using a friends account and was not aware of all the rules.  I was just deleting the question to prevent further answers.
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