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Version 3.5 1000 XER file cannot be imported ?

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David Moses
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Hi There,

I am using Primavera Version 5.0.

I was trying to import a file to version 5.0.

But I could not manage it. It gave me this message:

"Version 3.5 1000 XER file cannot be imported"

What should I do?

Regards,

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Dieter Wambach
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Hi David,
"5.1" was my mistake, sorry.

I never tested, if it does work without modifcation of the XER-file. Primavera does only accept the previous version for import.

Installation of SP 1 is recommended by the distributor due to bug-fixes. The readme file shows which bugs are fixed. Meanwhile they have SP3.
David Moses
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Dear Dieter,

Thank you very much indeed.

As you suggested, I just replaced the "3.5" to "5.0" with a text editor.(Notpad)

Now there is no problem at all.It really worked.

On the other hand,
I have read somewhere on web (http://www.cmcs.ae/?page=products&anchor=tips_and_tricks)that another solution to this problem could be the installation of "Primavera Project Management Version 5.0 Service Pack 1". But I did not try it.

Regards
Dieter Wambach
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Hi David,
XER is a text file, so you can edit it with any Editor.
The Version is in indicated in the first line. It depends from the contents, but you have a chance to cheat P3e, if you just replace "3.5" by "5.1".
Don’T forget your copy for security!
Good luck
Dieter
David Moses
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Hi There,

Thank you for your kind reply.

But how could I import that file to Version 3.1, since that file seems Version 3.5 1000 XER file?

If I could manage that update as you said then I will be able to open it by version 5.0. May be I will loose some data as you said.

Let me simplify it;

Input:
1) I have Version 3.1 installed on my computer.
2) I have Version 5.0 installed on my computer.
3) I have Version 3.5 1000 XER file.

Question:
1) How could I open that Version 3.5 1000 XER file with the installed softwares above?
Ronald Winter
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You might try to export to P3 and then import this into P5. You might lose some types of data and P3.5 was not perfect at creating P3 schedules but it is worth a shot. Good luck!
David Moses
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Hi There,

Thank you for your kind reply.

But How could I update that file to V4.0 or 4.1?

Since I have only Version 3.1 and Version 5.0 installed on my computer. I could not update that file to V4.0 or 4.1 with either Version 3.1 or Version 5.0.

Regards,
Mario Sanvitale
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Update the file to V4.0 or 4.1 first.