After Exporting to Spreadsheet XLS, P6 Professional Consumes a Large Amount of Memory

(Doc ID 2244155.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 16.2.1.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 16.2.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR

After exporting to XLS (Excel Spreadsheet), P6 Professional consumes a large amount of memory.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

After exporting to XLS, for P6 Professional to release unused memory. 

STEPS

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Open P6 Professional Client hosted on a Terminal Server
2. Export an Excel file
3. Open Task Manager
4. Notice the usage of PM.exe RAM (example, jumping to 10GB)

Changes

 

Cause

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