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When copying WBS element the Activities are not copying?

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David Ball
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Hi Forum,

 

I have opened up two projects together in P6 and have been copying WBS elements in the WBS window from one project and pasting them into the other. This pasted WBS levels and activities into the second project.

All the sudden when I copy a WBS element the activities are no longer being copied and I don't know why? I just get the WBS levels in the second project but not the activities.

Does anyone know why this would be happening?

 

Thanks very much

DFB

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Arend Woltjer
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Hi David,

In my testing the only situation in wich the activities are greyed out is when the wbs element has no activities attached.

Maybe in the activity view / WBS grouping the 'hide if empty' option has played a trick with you?

Sorry I can not give  a better answer.

Regards,

Arend

David Ball
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Thank you very much Shahul. I will keep that in mind for future reference.

 

DFB

Shahul Badhusha
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Hi

David Ball

 

It happens if two project have same Activity ID's,try by renaming Activity ID's in Project 1 and copy it to project 2

 

Cheers

Shahul

David Ball
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Thanks Kaif,

I don't get the choice to select "Activities" in the "Copy WBS Options" dialogue box as it is greyed out. 

DFB

Kaif Mohsin
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Dear David,

While copying the WBS from one project to the other it has to be ensured that the "Activities" option is ticked mark in the "Copy WBS Options" Dialogue Box in order to copy the underlying activities also.

Hope this will sort out your problem.