- Microsoft Project Professional 2007 Client
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Step by Step Installation Instructions
- Unzip the “Merging SAP PS with Microsoft Project.zip” file to a working directory. This creates the “Projects” directory and sub folders listed below:
- Run Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and open D:\Projects\ProjectAddIn2\ProjectAddIn2.sln.
- In the ProjectAddIn2 -> Properties -> Settings page, modify the settings to match your configuration:
- Make sure that the solution reference to CSAPData points to: D:\Projects\CSAPData\bin\Debug\CSAPData.dll.
- Compile the project and run it.
- A merged working copy of the selected SAP Project is saved to the “TestDir” listed above as a Microsoft Project .mpp file.
- The SAPProject.mpt template file in the TestDir folder has our global constructs.
- To recompile the CSAPData.dll, you must open the project in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. There is a reference article listed in the “CodeProject Merging SAP PS with Microsoft Project” document detailing how to do this.
Please feel free to send any questions or pointers to PBremner@bak.rr.com or go to www.VisualSAP.net and use the contact option (top center).
Sample project (which you don't have in your SAP system):
Alternative SAP Connection string:
String sConn = "CLIENT=" + Properties.Settings.Default.Client +
" USER=" + Properties.Settings.Default.User +
" PASSWD=" + Properties.Settings.Default.Password +
" LANG=" + Properties.Settings.Default.Lang +
" ASHOST=" + Properties.Settings.Default.ASHOST +
" SYSNR=" + Properties.Settings.Default.SYSNR;
Running the Applet
This project updates or inserts a new Network-Activity (MSP Task) to/from SAP<–> Microsoft Project.
- From Microsoft Visual Studio, run the project. You should get the following Microsoft Project screen. The status bar tells us the “SAP Addin loaded successfully”.
- Click on the “
GetSAPProject” button. This will log in to your SAP system and retrieve a list of available SAP projects. Select a project.
- If the selected project (e.g. 7004) exists as an MSP .mpp file in the TestDir, the SAP Project and the MSP .mpp file are merged together.
- Let's insert a new Activity task and set the system to just move our new activity/task from MSP to SAP. We set the “SAP Object” field to “No” for all tasks except our new task. On task 17, we populate the:
SAP Object = "Yes" , our control field
Object Type = "Activity" , our control field
WBS# = "7004.001" , SAP field
Network = "000000903899" , SAP field
Activity = "0031" , we create, must be unique in SAP
- Click on the “Save to SAP” button. Status bar says “Project saved to SAP successfully.
If you have any questions, email me at PBremner@bak.rr.com.
- 3rd November, 2009: Initial version