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Project baseline - missing start/finish dates

Question asked by Dave on May 4, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2011 by Dave
Quick question;

Does anyone know what causes the situation where a project baseline has a missing (i.e. null) start and finish date (when it clearly should have some real dates in those fields)?



So I have a couple of projects, which have baselines (with a whole bunch of baselined tasks), but when I go to the "Baselines" page in the GUI it has a blank start and finish date. i.e. PRJ_BASELINE_DETAILS.START_DATE and FINISH_DATE are NULL for the object_type = 'PROJECT'.

This causes an Error-500 in the project WBS screen for a project which is a parent project of the errant project - now I know how to find my bad data, and I know how to fix it (just re-take the baseline), but I don't know what causes the problem in the first place.

Its not widespread - I'm on 8.1 with a few thousand projects and only ~50 are in this state; its possible that they the majority are projects that have been around since v7.5.1/7.5.3 although some of the baselines have definitely been taken since we were on 8.1.


I've tried the KB etc but can't see anything immediately obvious so I thought I'd try the "hive mind" :grin: