Can you create autonumbered tasks from MSP or OWB and save to PPM?

Document ID : KB000033315
Last Modified Date : 27/12/2018
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Question:

Is it possible to create an auto-numbered task from Microsoft Project (MSP) or Open Workbench (OWB) and save to PPM (Clarity)?

Answer:

Auto numbering of task IDs is not possible if the task is created in OWB or MSP. If you truly want to use the autonumbering for tasks you must create the tasks in Clarity before they are exported to MSP or OWB.

A few options to have a task ID populated from within the scheduler tools:

  1. MSP: If you are creating tasks in Microsoft Project (MSP), you can enter a Task ID manually in the Text1 field to create a task ID for those tasks.
  2. OWB: You can add the ID attribute to your OWB view and enter an ID manually and that will be saved to Clarity.
Additional Information:

KB000033156: How many characters are allowed for task ID in MSP and OWB?