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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8 Free Layouts for Earned Value Analysis

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Since we posted a free Earned Value Cheat Sheet to download this week, we’re following up by providing you with earned value layouts that you can quickly import into your Primavera P6 database. We decided to set-up the layouts by separating the cost and labor unit columns for each calculation. You’ll notice that the layouts […]

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P6 SDK Import Tools

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Here are some useful P6 SDK import excel tools for those who are considering to install this feature with their P6 client. These tools will help speed up the project creation process by helping you mass import/export data for your WBS, EPS, project details, and activities. The native import/export features in P6 typically do not […]

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Q&A: “Can I import a P6.2 .xer file into P6.0?”

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The answer is yes, here is the trick: Using Windows File Explorer, right click your P6.2 .xer file.  Select “Open With” from the menu, and select “Notepad” to open the file in the Notepad editor. After you open the .xer file Notepad, browse the file until see the text “ERMHDR 6.2.0 “.  Change “6.2.0” to “6.0.0”, […]

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Q&A: “Can I import my project from MS Project 2007 to P6?”

Written on . By Tracy Mah

Primavera P6.0 and P6.1 does not support importing MS Project 2007 based projects. However, if you are running P6.2, Microsoft Project 2007 files can be imported into Primavera, but, not using Microsoft’s .mpp file format.  In Microsoft Project 2007, the project must first be saved as a .xml file.  It can then be imported into […]

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