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MSP: Tasks changed from Fixed Work to Fixed Units


Article ID: 143481


Updated On:


Clarity PPM On Premise


In working with the Microsoft Project (MSP) New Driver, some tasks have changed from Fixed Work to Fixed Units. 


  • One known cause of this issue is if the project was temporarily removed from the prdocument table.
  • See KB 142460 - for more details on the impact of removing the project from the prdocument table


Release : All Supported Releases



  1. Manually change the task type in MSP to Fixed Work for impacted tasks
  2. Correct any data discrepancies (if a backup of the project exists on a workstation, then can be used for a comparison
  3. Save back to PPM

 A tip to help save time in updating the task types here a project manager has a lot of tasks that need to be changed is found at: 121413

Additional Information

  • If the above isn't the cause and you've recently migrated from the MSP legacy driver, see: KB 121413
  • KB: 71385 - CA Clarity PPM and MSP integration - List of Knowledge Documents
  • KB: 15956 - CA Clarity PPM and MSP integration known defects - Support Technical Document Index
  • See KB 141061 - How to search for known Clarity PPM Issues using Self Service