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Performance Degradation Loading Applets In P6 (Web) During Java Initialization Using Java 7 (JRE 1.7.0_75 - 1.7.0_80) or Java 8 (JRE 1.8.0_31 - 1.8.0_45) (Doc ID 2012837.1)

Last updated on MARCH 26, 2021

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 7.0 to 17.12.0.0 [Release 7.0 to 17.12]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 8.4.0.0 to 17.12.0.0 [Release 8.4 to 17.12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

During the Java initialization phase while loading applets within a browser, there is built in logic which decides if a cached index file should be updated or not.  Due to a product defect, the cached index file is always being updated even when it is not required, causing a long delay while initializing an applet which contains many .JAR libraries. 

While Using Java 7 (JRE 1.7.0_75 through 1.7.0_80) or Java 8 (JRE 1.8.0_31 through 1.8.0_45), you will experience a long delay during Java initialization loading applets within P6 web (Projects/EPS page, Activities page, User Access page, Dictionaries page, Resource pages, Portfolio Pages, Reports page) which can result in perceived performance degradation.

For example, you may experience delay visually during the following phase of applet loading (before the "Loading Data" status bar displays within the applet):

 

Changes

 

Cause

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