Error: 'UDFType Not Found In The System For Subject Object Type Activity,' When Importing a Microsoft Project File.

(Doc ID 2407513.1)

Last updated on JUNE 11, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 16.2.6.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 16.2.6.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 16.2.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Error trying to Import a Microsoft Project (MSP) generated file to update an existing Project.

ERROR
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SEVERE: Activity: UDFType UDF_Type_name not found in the system for subject object type Activity.com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.match.MatchException: Activity: UDFType UDF_Type_name not found in the system for subject object type Activity.at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.match.Matcher.a(Unknown Source)

at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.match.Matcher.a(Unknown Source)

at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.match.Matcher.a(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.match.Matcher.prepareMatchRule(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.handler.MatchMaker.a(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.handler.bo.ActivityHandler.<init>(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.handler.ImportHandlerFactory.createImportHandler(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.ImportWorker.a(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.ImportWorker.a(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.ImportWorker.a(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.ImportWorker.updateExistingProject(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.XMLImporter.updateExistingProject(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.guiservices.impexp.ImportExportServiceImpl.b(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.guiservices.impexp.ImportExportServiceImpl.doImport(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.guiservices.impexp.ImportExportWorker.execute(Unknown Source)at com.primavera.infr.threadpool.ThreadPoolImpl.run(Unknown Source)at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)


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

  1. Log into P6 Web (issue reproduces in P6 Professional as well).
  2. Open an existing Project.
  3. Try to Import an XML from Microsoft Project by updating User Defined Fields (UDFs).
  4. Notice the error in the log.

Cause

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