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Alert This action requires the Project Budget to be Locked first before you can proceed. (Doc ID 2207168.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera Unifier - Version and later
Primavera Unifier Cloud Service - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


There is an requirement for our client to import the column data on cost sheet. As per the cost sheet column import prerequisite is the column has to be manually entered.
Which already chosen the manual one but still getting below error while importing the data, alert showed up.
Customer is not touching any budget columns why it is giving such as alert message?

This action requires the Project Budget to be Locked first before you can proceed. Please lock the Project Budget from the Budget Distribution function in the Edit toolbar menu of the Project Cost Sheet.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Open the Cost Sheet
  2. Export the Column Details > Select the one of the Manual columns, this will export CSV file with all the cost codes in Cost Sheet and the column which was selected
  3. Fill the data to the columns in CSV and Save
  4. Go to Cost Sheet
  5. Go to File > Import > Column Details > Select the column which want to import and click OK
  6. It throws an alert message as provided

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot import Column Details without locking the budget.


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