Clarity: Summary tasks get set to milestones on export to MSP if there is a milestone under it and the summary task is one day

Document ID : KB000049652
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

When a project is exported to Microsoft Project (MSP), if a summary task has a milestone under it and the summary task has duration of one day it gets flipped to a milestone.

This issue affects both MSP 2007 and MSP 2010.

Steps to Reproduce:

Assumption: you have patch 12.1.1.4 and 12.1.1.4_132502_EBF.jar applied

Scenario 1:

  1. In Clarity create a project
  2. On the WBS view create a phase, activity, task and milestone all on one day 4/19/12
  3. Export the project to MSP 2007 or MSP 2010
  4. On the Gantt view insert the Milestone column

Note: The phase is set as a milestone, and it should not be.

Scenario 2:

  1. In Clarity create a project
  2. On the WBS view create a phase, activity, task all on one day 4/19/12
  3. Export to MSP 2007 or MSP 2010
  4. On the Gantt view insert the Milestone column

Note: the phase is set as a milestone, and it should not be.

Scenario 3:

  1. In Clarity create a project
  2. On the WBS view create a phase, activity1, task (two days), then activity2, milestone
  3. Export to MSP 2007 or MSP 2010
  4. On the Gantt view insert the Milestone column

Note: the activity2 and phase are now marked as milestones.

Note: the milestone information at the summary task saves back to Clarity.

Note: after saving the project back to Clarity if you uncheck the summary tasks as milestones and save to Clarity - in Clarity they still are set as milestones

Expected Result: When exporting to MSP, it should never set a summary task as a milestone
Actual Result: If the summary task has a milestone below it this may cause it to be set as a milestone

Solution:

Workaround:
None.

Status/Resolution:
Resolved in Clarity 12.1.1 Generic Patch. Reference TEC553491
Resolved in Clarity 12.1.3 Generic Patch. Reference TEC570813
Resolved in Clarity 13.1.0

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