The Microsoft Project (MSP) Interface forces a fixed assignment to flatten upon upload into Microsoft Project (MSP). This document covers the steps to keep assignments as Fixed 'Loading Pattern' (Contour 'Work Contour') in the MSP Legacy Driver.
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Out-of-box functionality is such that the MSP driver is coded to ensure that the MSP 'Work Contour' is 'Flat' if there is a gap between the end of actual work and the start of remaining work. This caused an issue for some users who wished to manually adjust the remaining work on a day-by-day basis. This would be defined as a 'Contoured' work contour and map to "Fixed" in Clarity. However when the project was later reopened in MSP, the work contour could be reset to flat (again because of the 'gap'), removing the manually adjusted remaining work.
Enhancement Solution: Allow user to bypass this standard out-of-box rule by setting a special registry flag.
Steps to see Out-of-Box functionality vs. Enhancement functionality
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Enhancement Functionality (available in the MSP Legacy Driver, but not in the MSP New Driver)
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