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0001463Pending RequestsProjectspublic2014-02-21 03:212016-12-26 10:25
Reporterdlw1660 
Assigned Tocaseydk 
PriorityurgentSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
StatusfeedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001463: Can not import tasks from another project
Descriptionwhen creating a new project you can not Import tasks from another project drop down is empty

tried with IE and Chrome. also tried with fresh install
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(0003242)
caseydk   
2014-02-25 23:20   

Do you have any Projects set to the Template status?
(0003243)
dlw1660   
2014-02-26 03:36   
yes I have a few set as template. even with said in the past you could import from any status
(0003245)
fullpower   
2014-02-26 05:59   
Hello, i have got the same problem passage V3.0 to 3.1
(0003246)
caseydk   
2014-02-27 00:04   
As of v3.1 you can only import from Projects designated as Templates.

Further, within the System Admin you have to manually set your "Template Projects Status Id" within System Admin->System Configuration to be the proper Status Id.
(0003252)
fullpower   
2014-03-03 02:07   
It's ok when i change " Template Projects Status Id " 6 to 0 or 1.
not display all projects after. But it's better
Thank you
(0003254)
opto   
2014-03-03 11:07   
I think this is a major bug.

see my comments in forum.

Having to set and then reset the status of a project if I want to import tasks is absolutely error prone.

To get tasks from project A into project B, I need to change status of project A? That is totally unacceptable, that I need to change A to update B.

And then maybe someone forgets to set the status back to what it was?
This is unpractical. It will screw up our databases if people are even a little bit careless.

Or: in order to be able to import, you set the project to template, . After importing, do you still remember its original status? It may not be your own project you copied, so you might be at a loss.

Unless we have a project copy elsewhere, this feature should be deactivated.
This feature really frightens me, because people need to mess with the db or projects settings in order to get their work done. Not all project workers are knowledgeable about project planning, the importance of status, or they may just be newly trained or careless.

What the new feature also prevents is, for repeating projects, an improvement of project flow like:
1) have a template 2) make it a project 3) do this project and improve flow 4) convert it (import) into a new template -> restart at 2)


Klaus
(0003258)
caseydk   
2014-03-03 20:06   
I agree that it's error-prone but I have yet to come up with a better solution..

The problem is that if you have a lot of projects, the dropdown slows down the page loading and at 900 items the dropdown fails to render at all.

Would a better solution be a free form text box that does a lookup as you type?
(0003273)
opto   
2014-03-29 15:43   
yes, definitely better than the current solutiom.
(0003554)
opto   
2014-07-29 09:20   
or have a setting in sysadmin whether all statusses or only templates to be displayed.
Currently, because of some users with 900+ projects all others cannot use the import task feature whithout resetting the status for the import source.

I would not want anybody to have to do that because I can't guarantee that they remember to set the status back - very error prone.

Klaus

Issue History
2014-02-21 03:21dlw1660New Issue
2014-02-25 23:19caseydkProjectv3.1 Release => v3.2 Release
2014-02-25 23:20caseydkNote Added: 0003242
2014-02-25 23:20caseydkAssigned To => caseydk
2014-02-25 23:20caseydkStatusnew => feedback
2014-02-26 03:36dlw1660Note Added: 0003243
2014-02-26 03:36dlw1660Statusfeedback => assigned
2014-02-26 05:59fullpowerNote Added: 0003245
2014-02-27 00:04caseydkNote Added: 0003246
2014-02-27 00:04caseydkStatusassigned => feedback
2014-03-03 02:07fullpowerNote Added: 0003252
2014-03-03 11:07optoNote Added: 0003254
2014-03-03 20:06caseydkNote Added: 0003258
2014-03-13 22:17caseydkTarget Version => 3.2
2014-03-15 23:38caseydkProjectv3.2 Release => v4.0 Release (Planning)
2014-03-29 15:43optoNote Added: 0003273
2014-06-10 22:49caseydkTarget Version3.2 => 4.0
2014-07-29 09:20optoNote Added: 0003554
2016-12-26 10:25caseydkProjectv4.0 Release (Planning) => Pending Requests