Clarity PPM

Expand all | Collapse all

Can you the MSP connector from latest CA PPM with version 14.3

Jump to Best Answer
  • 1.  Can you the MSP connector from latest CA PPM with version 14.3

    Posted 05-23-2019 09:47 PM

    We are trying to use msp with our version of clarity but are encountering issues, we read that later version of the connector have addressed these issues, can you use the connector from the latest version of CA PPM to connect to version 14.3?



  • 2.  Re: Can you the MSP connector from latest CA PPM with version 14.3

    Posted 05-23-2019 09:53 PM

    We are on 15.x and we have repeatedly seen issues in using out of the box MSP connector. We are currently trialing rego msp connector.



  • 3.  Re: Can you the MSP connector from latest CA PPM with version 14.3
    Best Answer

    Posted 05-24-2019 03:25 AM

    Have you established that the newest version is supported or works in your system

    The documentation says

     

    14.3 supports
    Microsoft Project 2010 SP2, 2013, and 2013 SP 1 32-bit & 64-bit, all editions
    Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 will only be supported for the new CA PPM MSP driver. Updated patch information is also available from CA Support.

     

    15.6 supports
    Microsoft Project 2013, 2013 SP1, and 2016, all editions
    The Microsoft Project (MSP) interface requires .NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher. MSP support includes the following limitations:

     

        Microsoft Project 2013 is only supported with the legacy Clarity PPM MSP driver.
        Microsoft Project 2013 SP1 and 2016 are only supported with the new CA PPM MSP driver and require Microsoft patches. See Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB3114739 for 2013 SP1 and KB3114714 for 2016. Updated patch information is also available from CA Support.

     

        For Clarity PPM project dependencies information to export completely to the Predecessors column in MSP with the new driver, verify that that the same language (for example, Spanish) is selected in all the following applications:

     

            Windows OS

     

            MS Projects

     

            Language Format in control panel

     

    The problems with MSP connection are never ending. MS develops Project on its own with little or no information given ahead while the MS Project connector is developed separately. Clarity and MS Project have different logic. Sometimes the connector works better with some features sometimes not.
    Test of your available options and work with Broadcom to get further with the option that seems to suit you best.