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MSP XML file will not import to P6 despite being correctly formatted

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Stacey Adams
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Hi all,

I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have managed to import several msp files (after converting them to xml) into P6 Professional 16.2 (EPPM). However, I've got four project files that just will not import. It gets to 50% and then drops out. Error message "job did not complete successfully".

There are no blank cells or links to summary bars in the msp files. The WBS has been correctly formatted and does not contain any gaps. The project summary bar is switched off and all of the projects have been properly aligned.

I am at my wits end trying to understand why these files won't import. Any ideas? All help gratefully received!

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Zoltan Palffy
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above what number the line number. It just opens the detail for the activity. Are you refering to the Custom Fields tab ?

Stacey Adams
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Hi guys,

I've receievd a few PM's on this so thought I'd provide an update. I actually resolved this issue last week. There were lines of hidden coding in the MSP files which were preventing the import. I'm guessing that these would have prevented an MPX import too. Anyone having issues in the future try right clicking above the numbering on the lefthand side, select coding and delete the codes. Don't delete the columns - just the code and then it should import fine.

Zoltan Palffy
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I sent you an email her check it 

David Kelly
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Stacey,

Collabro's Legare always works.  It converts anything, even MSP, to P6.

Stacey Adams
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Could you reccommend any conversion tools for converting msp to mpx?

Stacey Adams
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Hi Zoltan

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I don't have the option to save as an mpx file only xml.

Zoltan Palffy
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as a work around save these as mpp then convert the mpp to an mpx and then import the mpx inot p6