How to type Chinese character in Primavera P6 Professional / 如何在Primavera P6 Professional中输入汉字

There’re lots of way to use Chinese character in Primavera P6. But I will show you the easiest way.

If we don’t have Primavera in our laptop, we can install it following instruction here : https://doduykhuong.com/2016/06/11/how-to-install-primavera-p6-professional-16-1-stand-alone/

If we already had P6, we have to create a SQLite database. The above “How to install Primavera P6” article also show us how to create SQLite database.

You can use Window default program or Sogou to type Chinese character.

Most of the field support Chinese like : Activity, WBS, Project…

You can change software interface to Chinese by selecting language when you login:

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The interface in Chinese: Continue reading “How to type Chinese character in Primavera P6 Professional / 如何在Primavera P6 Professional中输入汉字”

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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:

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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

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But the activity ID is not perfectly ascending.

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

Why is Unit of Measure not showing in Resource Usage Profile in Primavera P6

In Primavera P6 -> Resource Usage Profile, we may have a problem that Unit of measure is not showing.

There could be various causes for this issue:

1) If the resource is a Material resource, the Unit of measure is not specified.

FIX:

If the resource is a Material resource, you will need to specify the Unit of measure in Enterprise, Resources in the Details tab.

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2) If it is a Labor or Non-labor resources, the Show Unit label is not selected.

FIX:

If it is a Labor or Nonlabor resources, then make sure that in Edit, User Preferences in the Time Units tab the Show Unit label check box is checked. Continue reading “Why is Unit of Measure not showing in Resource Usage Profile in Primavera P6”

How to change currency in Primavera P6 and How is data stored when using multiple currencies

Sometimes we work in a project which use a different currency other than US dollar.

I will show you how to create new currency and using it for the new project.

Let’s say we have a new project:

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This project will use Malaysia Ringgit (MYR). To create new currency, we go to menu Admin -> Currencies.

Click Add and enter information like below:

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Now we will change to display currency in MYR. Continue reading “How to change currency in Primavera P6 and How is data stored when using multiple currencies”