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XML Export Using 'Export XML file to a compressed file' Fails when the Project Name Contains Forbidden Characters (Doc ID 2667366.1)

Last updated on MAY 11, 2020

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 19.11 to [Release 19.11 to 19.12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When exporting to XML from within P6 Professional and choosing the option 'Export XML file to a compressed file', the job will fail with the following error:

<temp path>/ExportedFiles/<project name>/<XML file name> (No such file or directory)


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

1. Log-in to P6 Professional.
2. Open any project.
3. Adjust the project name to include a "/" in name - example: "TSProjectH 03/24/10"
4. Click File > Export.
5. Select Primavera P6 (XML) and click Next.
6. On the 'Projects to export' screen click Next.
7. On the 'Project Layouts' page, select Export XML file to a compressed file and uncheck Export all project level layouts.
8. Click Finish.
9. The job fails with the reported error.
    Example: <temp path>/ExportedFiles/TSProjectH03/24/10_2020-03-24-12-43-33-404/TSProjectH032410_2020-03-24-12-43-33-404.xml (No such file or directory)




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