Delete a resource

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Good day

 

I've been trying to delete a resource that was initially deactivated (went back to school full-time) and later reactivated when he came back but I'm now realizing that his profile has errors. i tried deleting to reopen a new one but I cant seam to figure out a way to do that. Please help

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Hi @Mpafane 

 

It is always recommended not deleting resources from Project Web App as this can affect the reporting of actuals. Instead, deactivate resources that are no longer needed and reactivate back if required.

In case you would like to delete the resource, then below are the steps.

  1. On the Project Web App home page, on the Settings menu, click PWA Settings.
  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Queue and Database Administration section, click Delete Enterprise Objects.
  3. On the Delete Enterprise Objects page, select the Resources and Users option.
  4. Select the user or resource that you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. On the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

You won’t be able to delete the resource if the user/resource is any one of the following:

  • A project owner
  • A timesheet manager
  • On timesheet manager list
  • An assignment owner
  • In a resource plan
  • A workflow proxy user

Hope this helps!

Kiran Khanvilkar

Hi @KiranKhanvilkar 

 

Thanks a lot this really helped