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#ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer 2013 update #Project Name description on PDP #JavaScript #jQuery

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

Some times organisations want to update the Name description on the PDP to something else. This simple script will do that, the example in the script will work for the Enterprise Project EPT but could easily be updated for other EPTs. The script can be downloaded here:


The script is very similar to the one I created to change the Owner label: http://bit.ly/1e8QwhB

This code will replace “Specify a name for the Enterprise Project” with “Enter a name for the project” but can easily be updated. All it does is replaces the string, so if you had multiple different EPT’s  where you wanted to update the Name description the script would need to be modified to suit as the EPT name is used in the description.

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery library: jquery-2.1.1.min.js – jQuery download Another version of this library may work but this was the one I used / tested with. Upload this library to your PWA site collection then update the script file with the correct location. I uploaded this file to the Shared Documents library as you can see in the code below:


Alternatively you can reference a CDN if preferred.

Once the script is downloaded, upload this to the PWA site collection, in this example it was uploaded to the shared documents library. Select the PDP that has the Name field displayed, then reference the uploaded script using the content editor web part:


Once loaded, “Specify a name for the Enterprise Project” with “Enter a name for the project”:


This is a very simple script but do test this before rolling out to production etc.

The script is provided “As is” with no warranties etc.

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