MS Project (MSP) new driver features

Document ID : KB000011576
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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In 14.x Versions, was included another way to integrate CA PPM with MS Project based on a new connection driver, this document explains the improvements of new driver. 


Which are the new features of new driver to integrate MS Project with CA PPM

14.x CA PPM Versions and higher.

The features are the following:

Performance: The new driver is more faster to export projects from CA PPM to MSP and viceversa, you will see the difference with project with a higher number of tasks.

Better Troubleshooting: New driver works with an XML file to export/import files, this allows in case of issues track in a better way what is passing and how is passing.

Custom Views: We no longer will save custom views in the MPP file. If a user adds a column or is using a custom view specific to an mpp file. Save views to your Global.mpt

Support New Features:  We now support Elapsed duration, PPM auto-numbering, Support of Lookups—not just Charge Codes.

MSP Tool Bar: The progress dialog is now displayed in the lower right corner on the Microsoft Project toolbar.


Resource Pools: They are no longer available for master projects. All resources are found on the master resource sheet.

Additional Information:

 How do I know if I have the New or the Legacy driver installed for the Microsoft(R) Project integration?