While using P6, we may need to move SQL database to another computer. After backup and restore SQL database to another computer, every time we run P6, it might show this error : "The database has not been configured to run background jobs..." I will show you how to fix it. Step 1: Go to Start... Continue Reading →
How to type Chinese character in Primavera P6 Professional / 如何在Primavera P6 Professional中输入汉字
There're lots of way to use Chinese character in Primavera P6. But I will show you the easiest way. If we don't have Primavera in our laptop, we can install it following instruction here : https://doduykhuong.com/2016/06/11/how-to-install-primavera-p6-professional-16-1-stand-alone/ If we already had P6, we have to create a SQLite database. The above "How to install Primavera P6" article also... Continue Reading →
How to start learning Oracle Primavera P6 and get Primavera Certified Specialist Certificate
There're lots of queries about How to start learning Primavera P6 and How to get Primavera P6 Certified Specialist certificate. I will explain it in this article. Step 1: Before learning P6, you should have a basic knowledge of Project management or scheduling. You can get it from reading material for PMP (Project Management Professional)... Continue Reading →
Merry Christmas from Primavera P6
From Primavera P6 with love 🙂 You can download the Picture, the Project and the Layout
How to Change 5 Day Workweek to 7 Day Workweek calendar but keep Project Finish Date unchanged in Primavera P6
After 3 months of hard working, we finish a schedule with 5 Day Workweek calendar like picture: Then the Construction team said that "06-Mar-18 is the right Project finish date, but we're talking about 7 Day Workweek, not 5 Day Workweek. Sorry pal, it must be a misunderstanding." What the he**? Changing Activity calendar will... Continue Reading →
Renumber / Change Activity ID for all activities to be ascending perfectly in Primavera P6
While making activity list for a project, we usually have to insert Activity. So the final Activity list don't have a nice ascending sequence like below picture: We want all activities ID to be ascending nicely. So we select all activities, go to menu Edit -> Renumber Activity ID. Edit the Prefix if necessary, and... Continue Reading →
Which Primavera P6 product do you prefer: EPPM or PPM
Just like me, I bet you guys may wonder what is the ratio between Primavera P6 EPPM user (Web based interface) and P6 PPM user (Window application interface) from all over the world. So let's vote. Hopefully Oracle will base on the result to improve the product which is more popular.
Which Fields can be imported into Primavera P6 from Excel (XLS) Spreadsheet?
When we look at Excel file exported from Primavera P6, there are some columns have an asterisk (*). What does it mean? I will explain in this article. All the columns which have the asterisk mean they can not be imported into P6, i.e. we can not change their value and import into P6. There is... Continue Reading →
What’s new in Primavera P6 Professional version 17.7
Well, in fact there is not any feature update on P6 Professional version 17.7. They just improve performance on Cloud version. So we don't have to worry about it. New Features: How to Check Out a Cloud Project to a Local Database in P6 Professional: https://youtu.be/pklutuWlhys Client System Requirements for Installing version 17.7: Database Client Download... Continue Reading →
Why is Unit of Measure not showing in Resource Usage Profile in Primavera P6
In Primavera P6 -> Resource Usage Profile, we may have a problem that Unit of measure is not showing. There could be various causes for this issue: 1) If the resource is a Material resource, the Unit of measure is not specified. FIX: If the resource is a Material resource, you will need to specify the Unit of measure in Enterprise, Resources in... Continue Reading →
How to change currency in Primavera P6 and How is data stored when using multiple currencies
Sometimes we work in a project which use a different currency other than US dollar. I will show you how to create new currency and using it for the new project. Let's say we have a new project: This project will use Malaysia Ringgit (MYR). To create new currency, we go to menu Admin ->... Continue Reading →
How does Primavera P6 calculate Planned Value Cost for Activities without linear distribution (using Resource Curves or Manual plan) in Earned Value Management
When we use Earned Value Management technique, we focus on: Planned Value Cost (PV) = Budget At Completion * Schedule % Complete Earned Value Cost (EV) = Budget At Completion * Performance % Complete (usually equal to Activity % Complete) Schedule Variance (SV) = EV - PV SV > 0 : project is good, ahead of... Continue Reading →
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