New Resource Assignments Imported From Excel Enable "Calculate Costs from Units." (Doc ID 2284849.1)

Last updated on JULY 14, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 15.1.0.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 15.1.0.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 15.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM:
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New Resource Assignments imported from Excel spreadsheet have "Calculate costs from Units" enabled despite the Resource dictionary setting for "Calculate costs from Units" being disabled.

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

  1. In P6 Pro, create a new Project with one Activity.
  2. In the Resource dictionary, add a new Resource. Un-check "Calculate costs from Units" setting for the Resource.
  3. Add this Resource to the Activity. Note that "Calculate costs from Units" is disabled.
  4. File, Export spreadsheet for Resource Assignments.
  5. Delete the Resource Assignment from the Activity in P6.
  6. File, Import spreadsheet, and update Project.
  7. Note that "Calculate costs from Units" is now enabled on the Resource Assignment.

 

Cause

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