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The Dutch Problem in Version 16.1

Flag of the NetherlandsAnyone who upgrades Primavera P6 Professional to Version 16.1 will most likely encounter the following problem: Visualizer and Schedule Comparison (the new name for Claim Digger) will not run. The problem is an existing P6 bootstrap file that gets corrupted during the installation of Version 16.1 and therefore displays the settings for the Dutch language incorrectly. Dutch was only added as a language in Primavera P6 Professional recently, which explains why this problem did not occur sooner. If nothing else this might prompt you to consider whether Dutch is the primary language of Holland or The Netherlands. I guessed wrong, but then my ability to speak a second language comes down to saying everything in English very loudly.

This is a known bug addressed by Oracle in Doc ID 2074835.1

The easy workaround is to repair the bootstrap file. First, go to Control Panel in Windows and type “folder” in the search box. Then click on “Show hidden files and folders” and choose “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. From there you are looking for the following file path:

Computer > OS(C:) > Users > [username] > AppData > Local > Oracle > Primavera P6 > P6 Professional

This assumes the program has been installed on the “C” drive, which is a pretty typical standalone scenario. You will also need administrative privileges to access the program files.

Locate the PrmBootStrapV2 file and open it with a text editor like Notepad. Scroll down until you see the languages listed. In older versions of Primavera P6 the language name is listed first, followed by the language ID. But in Version 16.1 the language ID is now listed first. During the update process most of the languages are fixed, but not Dutch. In any case, it is important to check all of the languages to make sure the language ID appears first, as seen below:

  • <internationalizationSettings currentLanguage=”en-us”>
    <Language LanguageID=”en-us” LanguageName=”English”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”de-de” LanguageName=”German”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”fr-fr” LanguageName=”French”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”ja-jp” LanguageName=”Japanese”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”ru-ru” LanguageName=”Russian”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”zh-cn” LanguageName=”Chinese Simplified”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”zh-tw” LanguageName=”Chinese Traditional”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”es-es” LanguageName=”Spanish”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”pt-br” LanguageName=”Brazilian Portuguese”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”nl-nl” LanguageName=”Dutch”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”it-it” LanguageName=”Italian”/>
    <Language LanguageID=”ko-KR” LanguageName=”Korean”/>

Make any corrections as necessary, and then save the file. You should then be able to log into Visualizer and Schedule Comparison. And if you feel like it, brush up on your Dutch!