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Showing or Exporting lists of external predecessors and successors

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Ian Thorpe
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I have received a number of MS Project programs with links to external predecessors and successors.  I am trying to identify all such logic links and the file name and locations of the external projects.  In some instances an activity has several external predecessors and/or successors.

In many cases the path names of the external activities are so long that the full list of predecessors or successors for a particular activity is more than the 254 character limit that MS Project can display in the predecessor and successor columns.  For example, it might show only the first two out of six predecessors.  I get the same result if I try to export the information to Excel.

I can view the full pathname and ID of an individual external activity by using the Task Form window and clicking in the 'ID' column for that external predecessor or successor.  However, this only allows viewing the information and only one at a time - I cannot copy the information.

Of course, there is also Tools \ Links Between Projects, but that doesn't show the activity ID of the external activity, shows the full path name of only one external link at a time and doesn't let you print the list out.

Does anyone know of a way of showing or exporting a comprehensive list of external predecessors and successors?

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Jhorbam Baena Orozco
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Hi Ian, please post the solution that you found...i think that will be usefull to the forum people....thanks

Will Russell
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Hi Ian,

It would be nice if you could share your solution!!

Will

Ian Thorpe
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I've now found a solution myself.