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Importing data from other project management software

You can import existing project schedules from Microsoft Project, Primavera and other project management tools using a variety of file formats.

Importing Microsoft Project files

You can import MS Project files using MPX, or XML formats.

  1. Click Import Microsoft Project files and then Open. The Open File dialog box opens.
  2. Select the format that the project file is in from the Files of type drop-down list.
  3. Select the MS Project file format that you just saved.
  4. Click OK

You can use the RiskyProject toolbar or ribbon in Microsoft Project to transfer your schedule from Microsoft Project to RiskyProject. When you use the RiskyProject toolbar or ribbon, your schedule in Microsoft Project will be associated with risks and uncertainties defined in RiskyProject. Please read "RiskyProject for Microsoft Project" for more information.


Importing data from other project management software

RiskyProject can import data from other project management software in MPX or Microsoft Project XML file formats. The software include Oracle Primavera, Asta PowerProject, and others

  1. Click Import Microsoft Project files and then Open.
  2. Select the XML or MPX project schedule.

Due to the specific features of each application and the probabilistic nature of RiskyProject data, in very rare cases there may be discrepancies between the original project schedule and the imported schedule in RiskyProject.


Importing data from other project management software and retaining risk assignments:

Sometimes you may want to import a project schedule from Microsoft Project or other software and retain existing risk assignments. It can be useful when you have imported a project schedule from Microsoft Project or other software, assigned risks in RiskyProject, and then updated the project schedule in Microsoft Project.

  1. Click Import Microsoft Project files and then Import.
  2. Select the format type of your project data ( XML or MPX).
  3. Select whether or not you want to import the risks already assigned to the project. RiskyProject will associate assigned risks with new tasks based on unique task IDs. However if you rename a task in Microsoft Project, this will remove all risk links to the renamed task.

Importing risks and uncertainties from different RiskyProject file:

You can import risks and uncertainties from a different RiskyProject file and assign them to tasks and resources in the current schedule.

  1. Click Import Microsoft Project files and then Risks from Another Project.
  2. Select the RiskyProject file (alm extension) with risks and uncertainties.

If the schedule originated in Microsoft Project, the risks will be assigned to the correct task and resource using the unique ID. Unique IDs do not change when you insert or delete tasks. If you created the schedule in the RiskyProject the risk will be assigned based to the tasks or resources based on ID shown in the task or resource data sheets. Such ID changes when you insert or delete tasks.


See also

Exporting Projects

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