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Original Duration Problem while Importing xml File to P6

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Utku Çil
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Hi there all,

I have a schedule prepared in MSP and I import it to P6 as an xml file. Durations of the tasks in the imported file appears in Original Duration column (as expected). However, when I change the duration of a task in the Original Duration column in P6, the bar in the Gannt Chart does not get longer or shorter. It gets longer or shorter when I change the duration in the Remaining Duration column.

The question I want to ask is, which column in P6 are the durations in MSP imported to? Is it Original Durations column or Remaining Durations column? or something else?

Thanks in advance.

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Ron Beechey
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I was interested in what the use of the option is.   Good to know that during the import it gets shutoff.

 

You have a good day

Utku Çil
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Ron,

The thing is it was not me who has that specific checkbox turned off. When I import the xml file from MSP, it comes out to be unchecked by default. Since I was not aware of the function of the checkbox, I could not understand what was going on. Anyway, I solved the problem.
 

Sorry to take your invaluable time.

 

Regards,

Ron Beechey
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Not sure why one would ever have this check box turned off.   Does anyone know of a reason why this is an option, "Link Budget and At Completion for not started activities" checkbox under "Projects window => Calculations Tab

Ron Beechey
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Not sure why one would ever have this check box turned off.   Does anyone know of a reason why this is an option, "Link Budget and At Completion for not started activities" checkbox under "Projects window => Calculations Tab

Utku Çil
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I found the answer in one of the previous posts in forum. "Link Budget and At Completion for not started activities" checkbox under "Projects window => Calculations Tab" need to be checked. the problem is solved then.

regards to all