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Importing a Microsoft Project Schedule into Primaver P6.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dears,

    Please help me to get out from this problem.
    Whenever i've tried to import my schedule prepared in Microsoft Project from MS Project to Primavera P6 i received the following system message;

    Cannot Save Project.
    Microsoft does not support saving projects into  ODBC, MPD or MDB formats. Please save the file in a format that is supported by project.


    Monday, February 17, 2014 7:39 AM

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  • I'm not sure I fully understand your import process into P6.  If you can explain which files you have open, and when exactly you get this error.


    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Monday, February 17, 2014 10:09 AM
    Moderator
  • Microsoft Project .mpp file of 812 kb size containing 94 activities with resources.

    Problem occurs immediately after starting the import process "Creating Temporary File" primavera create a log file containing following entries;

    INFORMATION: Process Started: 02-17-2014 15:31:52
    INFORMATION: Importing from: D:\SSC Working\Bids\Job inquiry for 9 SS in COA ( 7 New and 2 Extensions)\Working\LOT 1 (8179, 8170 & 8178)\8170\8170 Schedule\Schedule for 132-13.8kV SS # 8170 - Al Yarmouk.mpp - Schedule for 132-13.8kV SS # 8170 - Al Yarmouk
    INFORMATION: Template:
    INFORMATION: Microsoft Project version: 14.0
    INFORMATION: Creating temporary working file...
    *** ERROR ***: Unable to open file D:\SSC Working\Bids\Job inquiry for 9 SS in COA ( 7 New and 2 Extensions)\Working\LOT 1 (8179, 8170 & 8178)\8170\8170 Schedule\Schedule for 132-13.8kV SS # 8170 - Al Yarmouk.mpp. - An unexpected error occurred with the method
    INFORMATION: Importing Global Data...
    INFORMATION: Importing: Roles
    INFORMATION: Saving: Roles
    INFORMATION: Importing: Expense Categories
    INFORMATION: Saving: Expense Categories
    INFORMATION: Importing: Currency Types
    INFORMATION: Saving: Currency Types
    INFORMATION: Importing: Units of Measure
    INFORMATION: Saving: Units of Measure
    INFORMATION: Importing: Document Categories
    INFORMATION: Saving: Document Categories
    INFORMATION: Importing: Document Statuses
    INFORMATION: Saving: Document Statuses
    INFORMATION: Importing: Estimation Factors
    INFORMATION: Saving: Estimation Factors
    INFORMATION: Importing: Funding Sources
    INFORMATION: Saving: Funding Sources
    INFORMATION: Importing: Notebook Topics
    INFORMATION: Saving: Notebook Topics
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Phase List
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Phase List
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resource Codes
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resource Codes
    INFORMATION: Importing: Risk Types
    INFORMATION: Saving: Risk Types
    INFORMATION: Importing: Report Groups
    INFORMATION: Saving: Report Groups
    INFORMATION: Importing: OBS
    INFORMATION: Saving: OBS
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resource Curves
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resource Curves
    INFORMATION: Importing: Baseline Types
    INFORMATION: Saving: Baseline Types
    INFORMATION: Importing: Overhead Codes
    INFORMATION: Saving: Overhead Codes
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Codes
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Codes
    INFORMATION: Importing: Threshold Parameters
    INFORMATION: Saving: Threshold Parameters
    INFORMATION: Importing: Shift Names
    INFORMATION: Saving: Shift Names
    INFORMATION: Importing: Estimation Factor Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: Estimation Factor Values
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resource Code Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resource Code Values
    INFORMATION: Importing: Cost Accounts
    INFORMATION: Saving: Cost Accounts
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Code Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Code Values
    INFORMATION: Importing: Shifts
    INFORMATION: Saving: Shifts
    INFORMATION: Importing: Calendars
    INFORMATION: Saving: Calendars
    INFORMATION: Importing: Reports
    INFORMATION: Saving: Reports
    INFORMATION: Importing: Batch Reports
    INFORMATION: Saving: Batch Reports
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Codes
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Codes
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resources
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resources
    INFORMATION: Importing: Report Batch Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Report Batch Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Code Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Code Values
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resource Code Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resource Code Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resource Prices
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resource Prices
    INFORMATION: Importing: Resource Role Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Resource Role Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: User Defined Fields
    INFORMATION: Saving: User Defined Fields
    INFORMATION: Importing: User Defined Field Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: User Defined Field Values
    INFORMATION: Importing Project Data...
    INFORMATION: Importing: Projects
    INFORMATION: Saving: Projects
    INFORMATION: Importing: External Applications
    INFORMATION: Saving: External Applications
    INFORMATION: Importing: Reports
    INFORMATION: Saving: Reports
    INFORMATION: Importing: Calendars
    INFORMATION: Saving: Calendars
    INFORMATION: Importing: Batch Reports
    INFORMATION: Saving: Batch Reports
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Codes
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Codes
    INFORMATION: Importing: WBS
    INFORMATION: Saving: WBS
    INFORMATION: Importing: Work Products and Documents
    INFORMATION: Saving: Work Products and Documents
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Baselines
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Baselines
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Funding Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Funding Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Code Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Code Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: APPLYACTOPTIONSS
    INFORMATION: Saving: APPLYACTOPTIONSS
    INFORMATION: Importing: SCHEDOPTIONSS
    INFORMATION: Saving: SCHEDOPTIONSS
    INFORMATION: Importing: Report Batch Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Report Batch Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Code Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Code Values
    INFORMATION: Importing: Spending and Benefit Plans
    INFORMATION: Saving: Spending and Benefit Plans
    INFORMATION: Importing: EPS, Project and WBS Notebook
    INFORMATION: Saving: EPS, Project and WBS Notebook
    INFORMATION: Importing: WBS Milestones
    INFORMATION: Saving: WBS Milestones
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Summaries
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Summaries
    INFORMATION: Importing: Thresholds
    INFORMATION: Saving: Thresholds
    INFORMATION: Importing: Budget Changes
    INFORMATION: Saving: Budget Changes
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activities
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activities
    INFORMATION: Importing: Risks
    INFORMATION: Saving: Risks
    INFORMATION: Importing: Estimate History
    INFORMATION: Saving: Estimate History
    INFORMATION: Importing: RSRCLEVELLISTS
    INFORMATION: Saving: RSRCLEVELLISTS
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Code Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Code Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Notes to Resources
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Notes to Resources
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Resource Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Resource Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Document Assignments
    INFORMATION: Saving: Document Assignments
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Relationships
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Relationships
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Notebook
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Notebook
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Steps
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Steps
    INFORMATION: Importing: Risk Control Plans
    INFORMATION: Saving: Risk Control Plans
    INFORMATION: Importing: Project Expenses
    INFORMATION: Saving: Project Expenses
    INFORMATION: Importing: Issues
    INFORMATION: Saving: Issues
    INFORMATION: Importing: Activity Feedback
    INFORMATION: Saving: Activity Feedback
    INFORMATION: Importing: Notification History
    INFORMATION: Saving: Notification History
    INFORMATION: Importing: User Defined Fields
    INFORMATION: Saving: User Defined Fields
    INFORMATION: Importing: User Defined Field Values
    INFORMATION: Saving: User Defined Field Values
    INFORMATION: Saving Data to Database...
    INFORMATION: Deleting Unreferenced Data...
    INFORMATION: Process Ended: 02-17-2014 15:31:58

    Monday, February 17, 2014 10:33 AM
  • Hi, so this is an issue with the Primevera import, and not with Project.  I suggest you post a question on the relevant Primevera forum, and not the Project one.

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Monday, February 17, 2014 10:57 AM
    Moderator