Microsoft Project 2016: Any Edits made to the enterprise global template items are only available during this session

In this post, we will be fixing “Any Edits made to the enterprise global template items are only available during this session” that you may face when trying to edit the enterprise global template using Microsoft Project in Project Server 2016.

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Any Edits made to the enterprise global template items are only available during this session

In Project Server 2016, I tried to open a project schedule using Microsoft Project 2013, and when I tried to add a new column to the default view, I got the following error:

Edits will not be saved.
Any Edits made to the enterprise global template items are only available during this session. Make edits in the checked-out enterprise global template to make them available to all users of this Project Web App.

Any Edits made to the enterprise global template items are only available during this session

Why I can’t edit the enterprise global template using Microsoft Project?

First, you should be aware of the enterprise global template that is a collection of default settings and used for all projects across the organization that can’t be changed or customized when opening a project schedule in Microsoft Project.

To be able to edit enterprise global template, you should open global enterprise template using Organizer to avoid losing your changes.

How to Edit Enterprise Global Template using Microsoft Project?

To modify the enterprise global template default settings to customize project standards across your organization. you should do the following:

Steps

  •  Run Project 2013 as  PWA Administrator User.
Open Project 2013
  • Login.
Login to Project Server From Project 2013
  • In Profile drop-down list > Select the Project Server URL.
Login to Project Server From Project 2013
  • Go to Info > Organizer > Open Enterprise Global.
Open Enterprise Global
  • Navigate to View Tab > Click on Tables.
View Tab in Project 2013
  • Tables > More Tables.
More Tables in Project 2013
  • Select Enterprise Template > Edit.
Edit Enterprise Entry table
  • The Table Definition will be shown.
Tables Defenation in Project 2013
  • At any appropriate place click on column name (In my case, it’s predecessor) > Insert Row.
Insert row in table defenation in Project 2013
  • The new column should now be inserted > Select your appropriate columns from the drop down list.In my case, I select % complete column > Click  OK.
Insert row in table defenation in Project 2013
  • Go Back to more Tables > Click  Apply.
Apply tables in Project 2013
  • From the above ribbon > Click Save.
Save Glopal Template in Project 2013
  • Close Microsoft Project 2013 > Check in the Global Template.
Check in global template in Project 2013
  • Try to open the project schedule again that should be now worked properly with the new new customization for all users.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have learned how to edit enterprise global template using Microsoft Project without facing this error “Any Edits made to the enterprise global template items are only available during this session“.

Applies To
  • Project Server 2016.
  • Project Server 2013.
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