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P6 "Ghost" resources - not assigned to WBS/Activity, but exist in Resource Assignments?

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Marc Timberlake
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Hi All,

wondering if anyone has come across this before and has a solution at all?

I've got a project with circa 250k hours remaining, and on 'Activities' screen all looks ok. When I switch to 'Resource Assignments', grouped by WBS, I have three resources sitting outside the project under 'No WBS' / 'No Activity Name' / Blank Activity ID but with remaining hours meaning the total is different. I'm not able to delete them via this screen either, although I am able to delete others?

any help much appreciated

Many thanks

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Santosh Bhat
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Glad that worked for you

Marc Timberlake
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Thanks for responses.

We've taken a copy of the project. During the copy encountered an error referring to constraining foreign keys in resource assignments virtual table (wording made me think it related to these orphaned resources). Everything now looks ok, and the resources have now disappeared.

Raymund de Laza
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Refresh (F5) will do...

Santosh Bhat
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~duplicate post~
Santosh Bhat
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Marc. Try taking a copy of the project and see if they are still there. Sometimes just creating a new copy gets rid of these orphaned records.
David Kelly
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Wow. 

Never seen this. Orphan records are very rare.

I would edit them out at the database level.