Error: "Reason 88" When Importing From Excel, Adding Activity Codes Or Scheduling A Project (Doc ID 891026.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2016

Applies to:

Primavera P3 Project Planner - Version: 3.1 and later   [Release: 3.0 and later ]
All Platforms

Symptoms

The following error occurs when importing from Excel, adding activity codes or scheduling a project:
"Error: Reason 88"

Explanation:
This is a Btrieve error message, that can occur when P3 is running locally and/or across the network. This can occur if an application opens a file in Exclusive mode, all other applications receive this status code when they try to open the same file in any mode. (Workstation Only) If a user or task opens a file in Accelerated mode and MEFS is enabled, all other remote users or tasks receive this status code when they try to open the same file in any mode. All other local users or tasks receive this status code when they try to open the same file in any mode other than Accelerated.

Changes

Importing data from Excel.
Adding Activity Codes.
Scheduling a project.

Cause

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