P6 Web And P6 Client Have Different Behavior Regarding Activity Constraints.

(Doc ID 2205252.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.4.7.0 to 16.2.3.0 [Release 8.4 to 16.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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P6 Web and P6 client have different behavior regarding Activity Constraints.

This may also occur only in P6 client and the set of constraints would not be displayed.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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P6 Web and P6 client should behave the same.

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Login to P6 Client and create a new Project.
2. Create an Activity: General tab, Activity Type: Task Dependent.
3. In Status tab select for Primary Constraint: 'Start On or After'.
4. Secondary Constraint as 'Finish On or After'.
  * Notice that there are a lot of options to choose for the Secondary Constraint.
5. Login to P6 Web and open the same Project, go to the Activities tab.
6. Select the Activity from step 2 and go to Status tab.
7. Observe Primary Constraint is 'Start On or After' as already set in the Client.
8. The Secondary Constraint is none and if you want to select a value you only have two available values: 'Start On or Before' and 'Finish On or Before'.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot use P6 Web in the same way as the Client. Also due to the invalid constraints the scheduled dates of a project may not be correct.

Cause

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