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Empty WBS Node Becomes an Activity When Exported to MSP XML (Doc ID 2832731.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 20.12 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 20.12 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



When an empty WBS node is exported to MSP XML, imported into MSP,, exported back out of MSP, and imported back into P6, the WBS node becomes an activity.


Expect WBS to remain constant during export/import process.


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

  1. Log into P6 Pro.
  2. Create project.
  3. Add 2 WBS nodes. Create 1 activity under 1 of the nodes.
  4. Export to MSP XML.
  5. Import to MSP.
  6. Export project to XML format from MSP.
  7. Import MSP created XML file into P6.
  8. Note that empty WBS node is now an activity.



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