When a P6 Professional Report Is Run To Generate An ASCII CSV File, The Characters "" Are Appended To The Start Of The File

(Doc ID 2217095.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 06, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version to [Release 16.1 to 16.2]
Primavera P6 Integration API - Version and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When users generate a CSV file using the Primavera report utility in the Professional Client, it will add hidden characters to the beginning of the CSV file which will in turn cause imports to fail using API.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Generate a report in P6 Professional Client (
2. Choose Delimited Text File.
3. Import via API.
4. Note error when whey trying to import via API (Job Failed).


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