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    Insert Subproject (2000/SR-1)

    I have a large master project plan that currently contains two subprojects ("A" and "B". I want to use one of the subprojects ("A") as a template for other subprojects in the same master project plan. I have copied "A" to a different directory renamed "A" to "C" and have changed some of the tasks within it to make them more generic. However, when I try to insert "C" as a subproject in the master plan, I receive a message that "A project can only be inserted once in a consolidated project. Select a different project to insert." What do I need to do in order to insert "C" (as well as "D", "E", etc., all based on template "A").


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    Re: Insert Subproject (2000/SR-1)

    Funny you should ask this as we just went round and round on this very topic in <post#=233133>post 233133</post#>.

    The bottom line is that one project can only be inserted into a master (Consolidated) project once while maintaining the links to the original project. If you insert the one project into many other projects and then try to insert the many other projects into a consolidated project, you will get the error message you refer to.

    The only workaround I could think of to this is to create your template project and name it something unique like TemplateX. For each TemplateX that must be inserted into a new project that will also be inserted into another, you would need to create a copy of TemplateX and insert the Copy. (Keep the link.) Now, if you change TemplateX, all of other templates should change as well. This should allow you to insert the Templates of similar type into one consolidated project. If not, break the link before inserting the other template projects.

    Good Luck. You are not the only one trying to do this. I do not know of any other workarounds for this.

    HTH - Post back if you have any other questions. ... but I am stumped on this one. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

    (It's been a while!)

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