Importing XER Results in Question Mark (?) Being Added to Activity Steps (Doc ID 2276531.1)

Last updated on JUNE 30, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 15.2.0.0 to 15.2.13.0 [Release 15.2]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 16.2.0.0 to 16.2.5.0 [Release 16.2]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 16.2.0.0 to 16.2.5.0 [Release 16.2]
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 16.2.0.0 to 16.2.5.0 [Release 16.2]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 17.1 to 17.4 [Release 17.1 to 17.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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When importing an XER file and updating a project, a Question mark is added to the beginning of Activity Steps.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Expect only exported data to be included in XER.

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

  1. Log into P6 Pro.
  2. Import XER, choosing to update project existing project.
  3. Extra question mark will appear in activity steps once project has been updated.

Cause

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