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MSP Save Error: Invalid value for field prName

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Article ID: 9199

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Products

Clarity PPM On Premise

Issue/Introduction

When attempting to save a project back from MSP (Microsoft Project) to Clarity, receive an error: Invalid value for field prName [Task Name].

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Create a new project in Microsoft Project
  2. Create one task with a task name greater than 150 characters 
  3. Enter Start and Finish Dates for the task if not there already (values are required for saving a project to PPM)
  4. Attempt to Save the project back to Clarity

Expected Results: Project saves successfully to Clarity

Actual Results: Receive error Invalid value for field prName [Task Name] (Task Name is the name of the task greater than 150 characters)

Cause

This is working as designed. The maximum character length for a task in Clarity is 150 characters. 

Environment

Applies to all supported releases.

Resolution

Reduce the task name for the task in Microsoft Project to be less than 150 characters. 

Tip: To check the length of task name:

  1. Copy and paste the task name into to Microsoft Word
  2. Click on the 'Review' tab
  3. Click on the 'Word Count' button

A popup message will display that will show you the character count

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