MS Project to P6

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Sonya Cortez
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I have saved an MS Project as an XML file. I want to import it into P6, but the Primavera P6 - XML option is greyed out when I go through the import dialog. Is there a way to fix this, or a better way to get an MSP project into P6 (with logic).

Also, my MSP will not allow me to save or export as an MPX.

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Zoltan Palffy
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thank you 

Phil Bedford
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Thats the one I used last night, works a treat.

Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Sonya,

thank you very much for the link to taktone; the converter and the viewer are great!

Alexandre

Sonya Cortez
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Taktone: Project File Converter

https://www.taktone.com/Home/PFC

Zoltan Palffy
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can you please supply that link to the xml to mpx cpnverter please 

Sonya Cortez
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The option to import XML is greyed out. I did not have any luck with the MPP to MPX converter.

 

I did find a solution. I found an application that converts XML to MPX. I was able to export the MSP project as an XML then convert it to MPX and import it into P6 that way.

I had to try this process a few times since I was having issues with logic and dates in the import. I was able to fix everything by setting a calendar to all of the activities in MS Project.

Zoltan Palffy
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save the project to an MPP then run the mpp to mpx and import the mpx

there are at least 2 mpp to mpx convertes out there 

Phil Bedford
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MS Project no longer gives the option to save as an MPX file.

There is a convertor kicking around that apparently convers MPP to MPX, but I cant get it to work (Claims I dont have MSP installed, when I definately do)

Im having the same issue as you Sonya, I have exported the XML from MSP, but when I import (using the Import Microsoft Project XML option) I get an error that claims the import succeded, but with errors.....and then I cant find the imported file in my Project list!

For some weird reason, I also cant Export an XLS file from P6, gives me an error about the database or something :(

 

Sorry for hi-jacking your thread.

Tom Boyle
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Sonya,

"Primavera P6 - XML" and "Microsoft Project XML" are two different file types.  Do you have a Microsoft Project button available on the Import Format window?  That's where you should click, then select XML in the pull-down list.