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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Posted in Export/Import, P6, Primavera

How to Backup or Export Primavera P6 Layouts with Filters

Written on . By Tracy Mah

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

Written on . By Tracy Mah

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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What You Need to Know about Oracle’s Critical Patch Update (CPU) Program

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Oracle's Critical Patch Update Program

Oracle releases the latest version of your Oracle Primavera P6 product suite through My Oracle Support.  In addition, Oracle releases quarterly Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) to fix security vulnerabilities in your software product. It is important to review these patches when released to monitor your Oracle product’s security risks. To save you time and effort, Oracle […]

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Posted in Installation/Admin, Primavera

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

How to Sort By WBS Hierarchy

Written on . By Tracy Mah

It is very important when you are creating a Work Breakdown Structure in Primavera P6 Professional that you pay close attention to the column sort order. When you click the top of any column in P6, the table will sort either in an Ascending or Descending order alphabetically. There is a third option in the WBS […]

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Posted in Layouts, Primavera, Video Tutorials, Work Breakdown Structure

How to Group and Sort By Dates

Written on . By Tracy Mah

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