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XML Export to MSP Problem

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Tony McClennon
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Hi,

Over the last 6 months, a schedule I have been receiving as an xml export from PowerProject has been importing into MSP incorrectly. By this, I mean a significant number of tasks are only showing as 0 days duration (and both start/finish dates also showing as the same date), and the remaining tasks are showing wildly varying differences to the pdf schedule that is provided at the same time.

Prior to July 2020), I had no issues at all with the xml file importing with all durations and dates matching the pdf schedule.

As a check on my own copy of MSP being the cause of the problem, I saved one of my own MSP projects as an xml then re-imported - exact match. Similarly I exported a couple of colleague's MSP files as xml and imported using my laptop - again, no issues. I also asked the same colleagues to try importing the "rogue" xml file on their laptops, and they had the same issue as I do.

Just wondering if there has been a change in PowerProjects way of creating xml files, as in another forum, someone who had been importing xmls created by Primavera had a similar issue, and this turned out to be a new originator exporting to the P6 xml format and not a MSP compatible format - does PowerProject also offer a number of variations on xml format?

Many thanks.

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Ben Taunt
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Hi Tony,

In all likelihood, both to help us explore the problem.

Thanks,

Ben

Tony McClennon
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Hi Ben, Alexandre,

Thanks for your offers of help.

Ben - would you need the original powerProject file, or the xml export?

Thanks and regards,

Tony

Ben Taunt
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Hi Tony,

This does sound rather suspect - seems like we need to investigate more about what is going on here.  Can you contact support@elecosoft.com (if you are in the UK or Ireland) and we'll take a look at these files for you.

Thanks,

Ben @ Powerproject

Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Tony,

which are the versions of PP and P6 involved in this process?

I am working with PP 15.0.1.525 and P6 19.12, and on the other side MSP Pro 2016

I could have a try with one of your files

Alexandre 

Tony McClennon
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Hi Alexandre,

Between myself and my colleagues, we have tried in both MSP 2013 and 2016, and both Standard and Professional versions.

However, still not sure why these issues have been happening since last July, as the xml files prior to that date do seem to still import correctly, which is why I was wondering if there had been a change in the way PP formats the xml files.

Thanks and regards,

Tony

Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Hello Tony,

the import errors could come from MS Project, not from PP or P6; Microsoft's xml format is a proprietary one, with some differences vis à vis the standard xml format

in PP, P6, Sciforma, it is possible to setup the export-to-xml process or format, not in MSP

did you try importing the xml file in a different release of MSP, 2013 - 2016 - 2019 for instance, or Standard - Professional ?

Regards,

Alexandre

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