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XML File Formats - Is the MS Project 2010 XML file format completely backward compatible with Project 2007? RRS feed

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  • XML File Formats - Is the MS Project 2010 XML file format completely backward compatible with Project 2007?

    Has the file format for Project XML files changed between project 2007 and project 2010?

     

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:42 PM

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  • RichKnaster --

    I cannot comment on the technical specifications of what data is written into the XML file, or precisely how it is written.  However, I just opened a smallish (100 tasks) project in Microsoft Project 2010 and saved it as an XML file.  Then I exited Microsoft Project 2010 and launched Microsoft Project 2007.  When I opened the XML file in Microsoft Project 2007, it ran the Import/Export Wizard, as expected, and recreated the MPP file PERFECTLY. So, I can answer yes to your question about whether there is backwards compatibility with XML between the 2007 and 2010 versions of the software. Perhaps others will want to comment on the XML file's technical specifications.  Hope this helps.


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