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Error: Updating Field "ActivityOwnerUserId" Failed for Activity "<Activity ID>" in Project "<Project ID>" Because For Input String: "", Using Global Search And Replace (Doc ID 2494848.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

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


When attempting to update Activity Owner field values using Global Search and Replace, the following error occurs:


Job Status shows "failed".
The job log contains: Updating field "ActivityOwnerUserId" failed for Activity "<Activity ID>" in Project "<Project ID>" because For input string: ""


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

  1. Sign in to P6 Web.
  2. Browse to EPS Classic View.
  3. Select Actions, Global Search and Replace.
  4. Select the Project(s) that need updating (already has Activity Owner values assigned).
  5. Create a Replace Criteria of Activity Owner = <new Activity Owner>.
  6. Errors displayed on the Global Search and Replace job.




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