How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek calendar but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6

After 3 months of hard working, we finish a schedule with 5 Day Workweek calendar like picture:

Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6-1

Then the Construction team said that “06-Mar-18 is the right Project finish date, but we’re talking about 7 Day Workweek, not 5 Day Workweek. Sorry pal, it must be a misunderstanding.”

What the he**?

Changing Activity calendar will change everything.

Normally, if we change calendar to 7 Day Workweek, all activity finish date will change like below picture:

Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6-2

Now Project finish date is 25-Jan-18.

I will show you How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek but keep Project Finish Date unchanged. Continue reading “How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek calendar but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6”

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Renumber / Change Activity ID for all activities to be ascending perfectly in Primavera P6

While making activity list for a project, we usually have to insert Activity. So the final Activity list don’t have a nice ascending sequence like below picture:

Renumber Activity ID for all activities to be ascending in Primavera P6-1

We want all activities ID to be ascending nicely.

So we select all activities, go to menu Edit -> Renumber Activity ID. Edit the Prefix if necessary, and click OK

Renumber Activity ID for all activities to be ascending in Primavera P6-2

But the activity ID is not perfectly ascending.

Renumber Activity ID for all activities to be ascending in Primavera P6-3

What’s wrong? Continue reading “Renumber / Change Activity ID for all activities to be ascending perfectly in Primavera P6”

Which Primavera P6 product do you prefer: EPPM or PPM

Just like me, I bet you guys may wonder what is the ratio between Primavera P6 EPPM user (Web based interface) and P6 PPM user (Window application interface) from all over the world.

So let’s vote.

Hopefully Oracle will base on the result to improve the product which is more popular.

Which Fields can be imported into Primavera P6 from Excel (XLS) Spreadsheet?

When we look at Excel file exported from Primavera P6, there are some columns have an asterisk (*). What does it mean?

I will explain in this article.

All the columns which have the asterisk mean they can not be imported into P6, i.e. we can not change their value and import into P6. There is a reason for this, for example the field may be a calculated field, or may be data rolled up from elsewhere.

For example, in the software some data about Resource Assignments is made visible at the activity level; Budgeted Labor Units is available to show as a column in the Activity View and can be exported to Excel at the Activity Level.  However the data in this column is actually a ‘rolled up’ total of the Budgeted Units for each of the Resource Assignments on that activity which have a Resource Type of Labor. Continue reading “Which Fields can be imported into Primavera P6 from Excel (XLS) Spreadsheet?”

What’s new in Primavera P6 Professional version 17.7

Well, in fact there is not any feature update on P6 Professional version 17.7. They just improve performance on Cloud version. So we don’t have to worry about it.

New Features:

What_s new in Primavera P6 Professional version 17.7-1

How to Check Out a Cloud Project to a Local Database in P6 Professional: Continue reading “What’s new in Primavera P6 Professional version 17.7”