MSP Lightweight - Project file name doesn't always include the 'L" at the end of the mpp name
Article ID: 191458
Clarity PPM On Premise
Clarity PPM SaaS
Sometimes, the projects don't export from Clarity to Microsoft Project (MSP) with the "L" at the end, indicating it's not the lightweight version.
Release : 15.7.1 and higher
Component : CA PPM MICROSOFT PROJECT (MSP) LIGHTWEIGHT
This is working as designed.
The first copy you open is the mpp copy, and then the second copy is the lightweight version.
You have to open the project twice, first to open the mpp, and then again to get the lightweight copy.
In Clarity, navigate to Open in Scheduler, select the relevant option.
A copy of the MPP file is downloaded.
Open the MPP file again from the Scheduler and the file is now downloaded with the suffix L to the project ID.
For example, if the project name is PR1006, the lightweight project file is named PR1006L.
For more information on the MSP Lightweight connector, see
Lightweight Integration (BETA)
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