When every we try to convert one of our existing project to the current Designer version we receive the following exception:

# Conversion log for project 'xapf_customer' from version 0 to 51917
# Created on 07.12.2016 13:50:18
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : Info      : Scanning contents of <L/xapf_customer/src_rd/ch/ivyteam/ivy/addons/commondialogs/MessageDialogOverride/MessageDialogOverride.eventmappings>
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : Info      : Scanning contents of <L/xapf_customer/src_rd/ch/ivyteam/ivy/addons/commondialogs/LoginDialogOverride/LoginDialogOverride.eventmappings>
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : New Task  : Updating cms/configurations of project.
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : New Task  : Removing obsolete content from project cms.
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : New Task  : Adding new default HMTL content to project cms.
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : New Task  : Creating configuration DB with content.
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : Error     :  Unexpected error when converting project 'xapf_customer'.
07.12.2016 13:50:18 : Error     : ch.ivyteam.ivy.cm.exceptions.CmsExistsAlreadyException: Cms with name/id <config> exists already for process model version <designer$xapf_customer$1>
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.cm.internal.ContentManagement.createCms_aroundBody24(ContentManagement.java:700)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.cm.internal.ContentManagement.createCms_aroundBody25$advice(ContentManagement.java:34)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.cm.internal.ContentManagement.createCms(ContentManagement.java:1)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.cm.impl.DesignerContentManagement.createConfigCms(DesignerContentManagement.java:181)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.project.internal.convert.tasks.UpdateContentToVersion3.doConvertProject(UpdateContentToVersion3.java:85)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.project.restricted.convert.AbstractIvyProjectConverterTask.convertProject(AbstractIvyProjectConverterTask.java:96)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.project.restricted.convert.IvyProjectConverter$1.run(IvyProjectConverter.java:293)
    at ch.ivyteam.eclipse.util.WorkspaceRunnable$1.run(WorkspaceRunnable.java:71)
    at org.eclipse.core.internal.resources.Workspace.run(Workspace.java:2313)
    at org.eclipse.core.internal.resources.Workspace.run(Workspace.java:2295)
    at ch.ivyteam.eclipse.util.WorkspaceRunnable.execute(WorkspaceRunnable.java:88)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.project.restricted.convert.IvyProjectConverter.convertProject(IvyProjectConverter.java:316)
    at ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.project.restricted.convert.IvyProjectConverter$2.run(IvyProjectConverter.java:486)
    at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext$ModalContextThread.run(ModalContext.java:122)

Can someone please explain what is going on?

asked 07.12.2016 at 13:55

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edited 09.12.2016 at 11:53

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Reguel Werme... ♦♦

It is strange that the version number of the original project is '0'. It seems that the file ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.prefs does not contain the correct information about the project version. You can find the mentioned file in the root directory of your project in the .settings folder. It should look similar like the following one:


The relevant part is the third line where the project version is defined. If there is '0' or something other strange, you should replace this with the correct version which belongs to the designer where you worked on the project before. To find out which one this was, just create a new project in the old designer and get the version number from its ch.ivyteam.ivy.designer.prefs file.


answered 07.12.2016 at 16:44

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Barbara Brugger ♦♦
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Thank you very much for the hint in the right direction. The problem was indeed this project version - but our problem was that the .settings folder wasn't there at all. Someone added the settings folder to the git ignore list and therefore this folder wasn't pulled to my system.

(08.12.2016 at 14:51) ruffzy ruffzy's gravatar image
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Asked: 07.12.2016 at 13:55

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Last updated: 09.12.2016 at 11:53