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How set loading pattern = fixed in CA PPM V13.2 when uploading project schedule from MS Project Integration

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  • 1.  How set loading pattern = fixed in CA PPM V13.2 when uploading project schedule from MS Project Integration

    Posted 07-14-2015 09:16 AM


    Scenario:  Add a task in MS Project 2007, Task A 5 day duration ( not effort driven), from start date 2015/07/14 to 2015/07/20, assign a business analyst resource 75% allocation.

    Save to CA PPM via CA Clarity PPM Integration.

    Result:  The loading pattern is "Uniform" when the default was set to "Fixed" and the fix duration is not check marked.

    When reopening with MS Project Read-Write, the duration is changed to 1 day and the dates as well.

    How can task be created from MS Project Integration, with a fix duration and set allocation, and remain the same when viewing from CA PPM? 

    Is the loading pattern default to "Fixed" the right setup?



  • 2.  Re: How set loading pattern = fixed in CA PPM V13.2 when uploading project schedule from MS Project Integration
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    Posted 07-14-2015 04:19 PM

    We used Fixed loading pattern. this "converts/maps" to a type of contour in MSP. However, in order for it it to stick, you need to add a registry file  : MSP Options with a setting of 1. This, then, will keep the type as contour in MSP which is Fixed in Clarity. Is that what you are seeking to do?   We ran into that issue a long time ago- we use MSP 2010 but I am pretty sure this is the same, as the mapping has not changed in that area.

     

    note you cannot SET the contour (fixed) in MSP and then save to Clarity. The contour option does not show as an option to select, rather then system sets it when you choose a fixed loading pattern in Clarity and then open the project in MSP.   Hope that makes sense!

     

      CA article: http://www.ca.com/us/support/ca-support-online/product-content/knowledgebase-articles/tec531720.aspx

     

    Separate note - Depending on your Clarity release, 2007 is no longer supported, so be aware of that (again ,depends on your Clarity release).