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Error 'A file name cannot contain any of the characters /\:*?<>| ' When Attempting to Upload Documents from Sharepoint to the Documents Section in P6 Web (Doc ID 2744066.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2021

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 19.12.9.0 to 19.12.11.0 [Release 19.12]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 19.12.9.0 to 19.12.11.0 [Release 19.12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to to upload documents from SharePoint to the Documents section in P6Web, the following error occurs:

https://<HOST>/.../Shared Documents/<file name>.xlsx?d=w184ed9f11a60400

A file name cannot contain any of the characters /\:*?<>|[space]

 

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

  1. In P6 Web, navigate to Projects > Documents page.
  2. Add a document with a URL.
  3. Add related activity in the Related Items page, and click Save.
  4. Notice the reported error.
  5. Try to remove the special character(s) in the file extension.
  6. Error received: "You are attempting to change the file extension of this document by updating its title or checking in a file of a different type. The file extension of this document cannot be changed."

Cause

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