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How do I import/ export MS Project files?

What does MS Project file import mean? How do I import and export an MS Project file? Which formats are supported?

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Written by Meltem Akarsu
Updated over a week ago

In this article you will learn:

1. What does MS Project file import mean?

  • We offer MS Project import to be able to transfer projects to Allex

  • You can import an MS Project file into Allex and continue your project this way

2. How do I import and export an MS Project file?

Import:

  • Create a project or open an already existing project

  • Open the three-dot menu on the upper right side

  • Select "Import MS Project file"

  • Drag a file to the designated area in the "Import MS Project file" dialog

  • Confirm the import with a click on "Import"

  • You can now see the imported data in your project

Export:

  • Create a project or open an already existing project

  • Open the three-dot menu on the upper right side

  • Select "Export MS Project file"

You will receive a notification shortly. Go to your email inbox to find the link to your MS Project file

Once you've received the emailed link, save the file to your computer for later access.

3. How do I open an XML file in Microsoft Project?

  1. Open Microsoft Project: Launch the Microsoft Project application.

  2. Access File Menu: Click on the Open tab in the left sidebar, followed by the This PC option to bring up your computer files

  3. Choose File Type: Click on the File type dropdown menu on the bottom right of the files window and select XML Format (*.xml).

  4. Locate XML File: Navigate to the folder where your XML file is saved.

  5. Select File: Click on the desired XML file to select it.

  6. Open File: Click the Open button.

  7. Import Wizard: Follow the prompts in the Import Wizard to complete the import process.

Your XML file will now be opened and displayed in Microsoft Project. For more in-depth information on how to save and open imported projects, click here.

4. Which formats are supported?

  • Allex currently supports the import of the first two levels of a project

  • Supported format: MS Project MPP-file

  • Mapped fields:

MS Project

Allex

Task name

Title

Task (auto / manually)

Task (fixed dates)

Milestone

Milestone (fixed dates)

Summary task 1. level

Summary task

Summary task 2. level

Task

Duration

Duration

Start date

Start date

End date

End date

% Complete

Task status

Note

Description

Dependency (Task / Milestone)

Dependency End-Start (Task / Milestone)

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