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Copy Status from one P6 schedule to another

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Diane Resenna
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Hello -I'm trying to put a newer schedule's activity statuses into an older schedule (physical % complete, actual start, actual finish, and remaining duration).

Is there a way to somehow copy this information from one schedule to another? (versus manully updating every single activity's status)

Thanks in advance.

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Zoltan Palffy
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that depends on how you export it if you use the normal file export then select excel the wbs MUST come with it there is no choice to unselected it and it MUST be exported

Understand that EVERY wbs has the PROJECT ID as the first part of the wbs. I think that the problem that you have is that when you exported from project A you DID NOT change the first part of the wbs name (the PROJECT ID) to project B prior to importing so the data was updated but the wbs info was not.

Diane Resenna
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

The main intent of the exercise is to import the activities' status', but not logic changes.

When doing the export to excel, then importing, that seems to work however the activities go out of the WBS structure. Is there any way to import from excel and have the activities remain in the correct WBS?

Kannan CP
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Zoltan,

I meant the normal project import.

If we have an updated schedule, we can import it to the existing baseline or previous updated project, to reflect the changes.

Best Regards

Kannan

Zoltan Palffy
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Kannan

it is possible to use my suggested post export the info to excel from the newer schedule and import it into the older schedule 

Kannan CP
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Is it not possible to update the existing project by doing the import project function

 

Regards

Kannan

Zoltan Palffy
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the other option is to export actual start, actual finish and remaining duration to an excel file from one schedule and import this information into the other schedule but Raymunds way is the easiest

Raymund de Laza
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Hi.. In maintain baseline window Assign the older schedule as baseline in the new updated schedule. Then use update baseline and set the data needed to copy. Hope this will help