I realise this is old hat but my client is using Project 2003. We have a data corruption that is resulting in remaining work displaying as -1,666,666,666,67 days! Not surprisingly Project reports this as an error unfortunately it is also important that I maintain the Task Unique ID’s so I cannot just rebuild the plans – export to XML does not appear to work (because it maintains the corruption). Whilst not massive this is impacting 3 linked plans totalling about 2500 lines.
Is anyone aware of a solution to this issue?
Well I’ve kind of answered my own question. Here is a solution, but it wasnt ideal:-
Remove all work from plan that showed errors
remove the inserted plans
Save as XML
Edit XML file to set silly work/remaining work values to zero
create project from XML
recover views/fields/tables etc.
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