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6.17. "Can't create Gantt chart using the specified date format in Project."

Applies to: @RISK 6.x/7.x

When importing my MPP file into @RISK, I get this error message:

Can't create Gantt chart using the specified date format in Project. Switch to include hours and minutes in the displayed Project dates.

This message is displayed when one or more tasks have durations that are too short for @RISK's Gantt chart; thus the date format in Project is changed to higher precision. It usually comes up when there are defined tasks with a duration not greater than 1 day.

But this is not actually a fatal error. The Gantt chart in Excel is only visual, and does not affect the simulation in any way because all tasks are still simulated in MS Project.

Last edited: 2015-06-23

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