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XML Import Causes Error 'Actual Finish Date Must Be Later Than Resume Date' (Doc ID 2948787.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2024

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 23.12 to 23.12 [Release 23.12]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 23.1 to 23.12 [Release 23.1 to 23.12]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 22.12 to [Release 22.12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When importing an XML file as Update Existing Project, the import fails and the log shows the following error.

The target project does not contain any Actual Finish dates earlier than the Resume Dates.  When the same XML file is imported as Create New Project, it imports successfully with no errors.

SEVERE: com.primavera.integration.client.xml.xmlimporter.XMLImporterException:
Errors located:
ResumeDate: Actual Finish date must be later than Resume date.


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

  1. In P6 Professional, create a project with one Activity.
  2. Assign a Resource to the Activity.
  3. For the activity:
    • Set Actual Start Date = 30-Mar-23 08:00 AM.
    • Set Suspend Date = 03-Apr-23 08:00 AM.
    • Set Resume Date = 10-Apr-23 08:00 AM.
  4. Export the project as a Primavera XML file.
  5. Update the activity:
    • Remove the Suspend Date.
    • Remove the Resume Date.
    • Set Actual Finish = 05-Apr-23 04:00 PM.
  6. Import the XML project and choose to update the existing project.
  7. Observe the reported error.




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