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Ampersand (&) In XER Export Script Produces Error: 'Whitespace is Not Allowed at this Location"/" A Semi Colon Character was Expected.' (Doc ID 2444752.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

Applies to:

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


When attempting to run batch script to Export Projects with an ampersand (&) included in the Project name, the following error occurs:


"Whitespace is not allowed at this location"/" A semi colon character was expected."


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create and Run Batch report using a Project with an ampersand in its name created with steps found within Doc ID:1385986.1 - Using The Command Line To Export A Project.


The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot Export Projects with an ampersand (&) in name via Batch.


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