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Exporting a process map left in an unusable state to Excel

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Ref: 201205290909 AW
Defect ID: 2609354
Last Edited: May 29th, 2012
Applies to: Process Navigator 4.60 onwards

Description 

When trying to export a map which is left in an unstable state to Excel, it throws the following exception:
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The map C:\Documents and Settings\Samyak Shah\Desktop\Import from excel and properties\Withdraw a qualification.vdx could not be exported to Excel. Process Navigator will attempt to export the remaining maps and ignore this one.
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The map C:\Documents and Settings\Samyak Shah\Desktop\Import from excel and properties\Withdraw a qualification.vdx could not be exported to Excel. Process Navigator will attempt to export the remaining maps and ignore this one.
 
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
 
at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.Common.ProcessObjects.ExcelExportHelper.GetUnknownShapePlaceholderPredecessors(Collection colConnectedElements, StringBuilder objStringBuilder) in Q:\working\Samyak Shah\Process Navigator 5.x Public Working\Source Code\Common\ProcessObjects\clsExcelExportHelper.vb:line 2741
 
at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.Common.ProcessObjects.ExcelExportHelper.OutputMap(Map objMap, Boolean blnIncludeFilenames) in Q:\working\Samyak Shah\Process Navigator 5.x Public Working\Source Code\Common\ProcessObjects\clsExcelExportHelper.vb:line 477
 
at Triaster.ProcessNavigator.Common.ProcessObjects.ExcelExportHelper.PopulateXML(Maps objMaps) in Q:\working\Samyak Shah\Process Navigator 5.x Public Working\Source Code\Common\ProcessObjects\clsExcelExportHelper.vb:line 105
 
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Cause

The map that you are trying to Export to Excel has been left in an unstable state, therefore cannot be read to be processed into Excel format.

Workaround

Open the process map, save it and then retry the Export to Excel.
 
 
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