UDF Are Not Getting Updated On Importing MS Project XML

(Doc ID 2392001.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 15.2.17.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
UDF are not getting updated on importing Microsoft Project XML

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
UDFs to be updated on import

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

  1. Login to Primavera
  2. Open an existing project that has a UDF assigned
  3. Select File – > Import/Export -> Microsoft Project XML
  4. Export the Project making sure the UDF is mapped to the MSP field
  5. Open the file in Microsoft Project
  6. Update the UDF to 0
  7. Export the Project back to XML
  8. In P6 Professional import the Project
  9. Update advance option : user defined fields : Update Existing
  10. Click import
  11. Import job complete successfully
  12. The UDF is not updating or over writing the UDF values changed in Microsoft Project

Changes

 

Cause

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