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Error: "There was a problem replacing the existing Excel file" When Exporting Risk Register (Doc ID 2731973.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Applies to:

Primavera Risk Analysis - Version 8.7.0056 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to export Risk Register file as an XLS,
the following error occurs.


There was a problem replacing the existing Excel file. The problem may be caused by this file still being open in Excel. Please close this file or select a different file name.


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

  1. Log into PRA.
  2. Open project.
  3. Open Risk Register.
  4. Export Risk Register as XLS.
  5. Error.



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