Part 3: Best Method to Import a Primavera P6 XML Project File

Written on . By Tracy Mah

This article is the last in a series of my research and testing of Oracle Primavera P6 XML exporting and importing of projects. If you haven’t read the first two blogs, please check them out: Part 1: https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/the-advantages-of-primavera-p6-xml-exports-and-imports/ Part 2: https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/part-2-how-to-make-the-most-of-primavera-p6-xml-exports/ We’ve learned so far that Primavera P6 XML project exports and imports have many advantages over […]

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Part 2: How to Make the Most of Primavera P6 XML Exports

Written on . By Tracy Mah

I recently wrote an article on the Advantages of Primavera P6 XML Exports and Imports where I pointed out quite a few advantages to using XML exports and imports over XER files. I also mentioned there were a couple problems that may discourage people from switching to XML. The two biggest shortcomings are XML files […]

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How to Backup or Export Primavera P6 Layouts with Filters

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A little while ago we wrote an article on how to import and export activity layouts in Primavera P6. You can read about it here https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/quick-tip-how-to-import-and-export-layouts-in-primavera-p6/ If you’ve taken a lot of time to create some complex Filters for your Layouts, then you want to make sure your backup Primavera Layout Files (PLF) have the […]

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Oracle Shop: How to Purchase Primavera P6 PPM and EPPM Online

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Need a little help on how to buy a Primavera P6 license? Trying to navigate Oracle’s website can be a little confusing. P6 Consulting Inc. is not an Oracle Partner reseller but we have a lot of experience and understanding the complexities of Oracle’s product line. Before you buy Primavera you need to decide if you […]

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Security Updates for Oracle Primavera Product Suites: January 2017

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Oracle Primavera P6 security updates January 2017

Oracle has released its latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) on January 17th, 2017. If you’d like to learn more about CPU’s, click here. Please note that this CPU affects Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM). Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management (PPM) licenses are not affected. For the most recent Critical Patch Updates, […]

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How to Use the Top Down Estimation Tool in Primavera P6 Professional

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Article By: Tracy Mah The Top Down Estimation Tool in Primavera P6 provides added functionality to perform high level top-down estimation for labor, non-labor units and material resources for the project. Basically if you have an idea of the total hours a resource will be working on a project, you can then allocate the proportion […]

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Posted in P6, Primavera, Scheduling

Released eCPM102 has New Instructional Videos

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eCPM102 is better than ever now that we’ve added new course manuals, instructional exercise videos, and added a 30-day trial of Primavera P6 software with our training database. That’s right, you get to use the same database as you would use in our in-class courses with no installation, additional cost, or license purchase necessary. You also […]

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How to Group and Sort By Dates

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The Group and Sort By function in Primavera P6 can be a powerful tool if you know how to layer grouping levels. You can print a layout with specific groupings as a report for your team or your managers. In this article, we will show you how to group by activity start dates within each […]

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Posted in Layouts, P6, Work Breakdown Structure