again, a question from one of my Blog readers:
How does one remove a resource pool from a master project completely from MS Project 2013. I can’t keep other sub projects that formerly were connected to the resource pool from looking for it when I open those files. I have already gone to Assign Resources and have selected “Use Own”. When I do this the correction does not take place and the files are still linked to a resource pool that has been deleted??
I have used your blog for information frequently. You have much better information than anyother “Official” site that I have looked at.”
Of course, I’m going to explain that with MS PROJECT 2013!
First I’m going to create Resource Pool:
Now I’m going to add John, and Mary:
Now I’m going to save The Resource Pool (you know the steps – File, Save As, and then):
I’m going to Create two Projects, with two Tasks, and I’ll assign Resource to them:
Finally, I’m going to assign Resources to Tasks:
I will follow the same Steps for the Second Project and I’ll get:
Now I’m going to Crete the Master Project With Two Subprojects:
I’ll do the same thing for the Second Project, and finally I’ll get:
Now suppose, that after some time, I don’t need Resource Pool any more. I’ll open the Master Project file:
Now I’m going to disconnect the Resource Pool:
and I’ll get:
It seems that there is no change! But it is! When I close the Resource Pool I’ll get:
As you can see, there is no Over allocation any more. Resources remains, but as Local Resources. If you want to remove them from all Projects, just delete them from Master Project, and you will get:
Now, take a look at your Project 1, or Project two, at the Resource sheet. You will see:
NOTHING. There are gone!
Hope this helps.
Thanks, big help :o)
I had the a similar problem
whereby I could not remove links to the resource pool.
Took me hours to realise this FIX
FIX: the resource pool master document (I.e. the project which holds the master resource pool) must be opened and remain opened or otherwise when you click on resource pool>share resources then the resource pool location will be greyed out and when you try to change to “Use own resources” it will NOT hold onto change.
So yes the IMPORTANT thing is to make sure the resource pool document is also open when making changes to the Resource pool in other documents.
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Excellent Post. Thanks a lot
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Very well, but isn’t the essence that – like you showed – the subprojects are liked to the pool and not the master file? Thus breaking the link with the subprojects, not the master, should create the desired results.
Furthermore I’d like mention, that the “Share Resources” dialog looks much different when opened in the Resource Pool – here one can easily “break the link” to specific files.
Very Cool, thank you so much!