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Rogue Activity in P6 program

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Alan Dunn
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Hi all,

I am a frustrated P6 V18 user and have an intiguing issue at the moment.  In one of my programs which I inherited from another planner I have an activity doing something very strange.  Activities were loaded with resources reflecting the revenue/claim value for the project for the activity.  Some of these involve LOEs for indirects.  In one of these activities the Remaining Units/Time and thus the Remaining Units double every time I choose to reschedule leading to an exponential error.  There is nothing particularly uniique about this activity as there are others like it in the program that are not behaving like this.  Has anybody else had an issue like this?

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Zoltan Palffy
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glad I could help you.

Finding the anomolies and what is common among the activities that are casuing problems is always a good way to find the root of the problem.

Alan Dunn
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Thanks Zoltan for the reply.  All the logic is fine.  There is however a difference in the Curve settings.  Interestingly the problem activity is the only one with a curve assigned (linear).  When I removed this selection the problem resolved itself.....

Alan Dunn
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Thanks David,  I could delete & re-add, but as I rarely get data issues with P6 I like to know what is happening and why.

Zoltan Palffy
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try to look for the anomoily for this activity see whats is commom among these activiites 

if it is a LOE it wil be geeting the actauls from the activities that it is summarizing.

a LOE should have a SS predcessor and a FF successor

also a LOE should have a curve assigned to it or it will stack all of the resources on the data date

David Kelly
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Alan, Never. Have you tried delete and re-add?