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Error when importing xml
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:51 pm
We are getting an unrecognised symbol error when importing an Microsoft Project xml into RiskyProject.
Re: Error when importing xml
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:56 pm
Some text symbols that are entered into text or custom fields are not supported by the Microsoft Project xml schema. It is a known issue and one that we have been working for past several years in resolving. At this point though we believe we have resolved 99% of these errors by removing them from the xml file during the import, we still occasionally run into them. There are two ways that this can be resolved. The quickest way is if you have a copy of MS Project installed on the same computer as RiskyProject, you can use the Addin to transfer the schedule directly to RiskyProject. You can use the Field Mappings dialog (File->Map Microsoft Project Fields), where there is options at the bottom to explicitly exclude the Notes and Custom field data from the transfer and this will not impact the results of the analysis.
If this is not possible, the alternatives are to remove unnecessary text from the project or create a copy and do the same or send us a copy of the file to examine.