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Converting .pp (Asta) files to .xer (Oracle Primavera) and importing to P6 - tips

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Marion Close
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HI

Can anyone provide a list of tips when saving a .pp file as an .xer file and importing to P6.  I always get error message in Asta, and when i import to P6, it crashes and forces me to Exit with an error code.

 

I found an independent list (see below) but wanted to see if anyone knew of more?  Our contractor is currently working in Asta and will be migrating to P6 but I need to run a quick analysis of the integrity of the schedule as it stands and want to be sure I'm importing everything I need. 

 

Thanks

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Mike Milewski
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Hello Ben - Thx for getting back to me. Funny you mention what version I am on. When I wrote my question earlier this week, I was on Ver 14.0.1. In that version, all I could find was a "Save As" to an .xer file. I was suspect on that being successful as the Asta File for my particular project was 8mb and the "save as" output to a P6.XER was a mere 835kb.

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Since then, my firm has updated to Version 15.0.1 and I know see the Import/Export capability. Will likely test that XER output when I finish the next update cycle on this particular project.

Ben Taunt
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Of course (support.elecosoft.com) but more importantly, you can also just give us a call directly and ask!

Zoltan Palffy
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doesnt Asta have a knowledge base like Oracle does where you can look up the error code to find out what is causing the problem ?

Ben Taunt
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Hi Mike,

What verison of Powerproject are you on?  We changed lots of the import/export functions in v15 onwards.  Latest helpfile is here: https://help.elecosoft.com/powerproject/english/15.0.02/Content/HTML_Topics/Conceptual/Starting_work/Primavera/Xfer_Primavera.htm

Thanks,

Ben @ Powerproject

Mike Milewski
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Dang - I was hoping for an answer on this question - I am trying to do this today, provide an Asta .pp file that can be uploaded into P6.