Import mpp file into MS project Web
It would be great to have a Button to Import mpp file into MS project Web.
We usually use MS Project client (mpp file) to plan and monitor the project, and we can't even copy and paste MS fields to MS project web or upload the file directly. We have to replicate everything we have on the MS project Client by hand to MS project Web! That doesn't make sense at all!
Thanks for the votes, we’re definitely thinking about this one. If we had an import to Project button, would this improve your experience in the Web? Would you be able to be successful managing your projects purely in the web? If not, why not? If you would still need the client, why?
Craig knox commented
"Would you be able to be successful managing your projects purely in the web? If not, why not? If you would still need the client, why?"
You really need to look at your competitors and thier feature sets. SmartSheet/Airtable allows import and export of mpp files, and are both far superior and better product.
Yes, this improves things. Who wants to manually re-write project plans in the web interface? No body. I may have a past project in the desktop that is a year old, and today get assigned a new project that is essentially the same. I can copy and paste the old project to a new project in the desktop, or save as and make changes, and in seconds be ready to go. I cannot do this in the web.
Project for web is clearly not anywhere close to what the Project Desktop app can do, but the ability to at least sync up the tasks that Project for Web can understand would give value to the PfW tool.
Also, ability to import some other list, like a "project plan" started in Excel would be a great feature to pull the "accidantal" PMs into PfW.
I adhere to this request! we just purchased MS Project Pro Plan 3 and have been creating our project plans in MS Project in the client (which we post to 365 sharepoint) but couldn't find a way to import them to Project online so we can make use of the group sharing feature. Recreating all of them in Project / Project online to share with a group would be a nightmare
Cody Walls commented
Currently in the process of trying to convince a company that their product launch can completely be managed through the MS family of products with the new online 365 platforms. However, the issues we are currently experiencing as we attempt to move MS Project client files to the web based version is making it quite difficult. I am not sure how or why this is an afterthought and still currently stuck in the "thinking about it" bin. This is a possible 100 additional seats MS could sell of project if the functionality was already in place.
Would like to have more options in terms if dependencies not only Finish-Start.
Also for the timeline view you should be able to insert all the various rows you have in your grid view, to customize what is show on the left side of the Gantt chart...
Bob Dobbs commented
Why is it that every other web product Microsoft makes works alongside the desktop product other than this one (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio). What is there to think about? This should be table stakes.
What is the current status on this issue? I just opened the trial version and have files that I want to upload to both P4W and Project Pro Online. I need to know if I can do that or not and, if not, when will it be available... I have some small projects run by accidental managers and larger more complex projects run by full fledged project managers and need to demonstrate how this can replace Wrike and Trello...
Any type of import, even csv would be helpful. Migrating from PWA or even competing platforms makes this walled garden a very difficult pill to swallow.
David Sobies commented
Would be absolutely usefull !
In a purpose of full web based application it should be a minimum
I signed up for the Project online trial and lost interest the second I saw you can't do something as simple as File->Open. The mind boggles.
For me it's the ability to transfer over easily to Project for the web from Project Desktop. It's not that I necessarily want to use both at the same time but there is time and risk in a manual transfer.
Marie Altobelli commented
It is impossible to create and edit in project for the web projects as fast as we can in Project Desktop. Fill down capabilities, copy/paste capabilities, and other items are needed. We can't migrate to project for the web without them. Even macros have their place for some of our users.
Import/export alone is not acceptable. Like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, the desktop version has capabilities that the web version doesn't need to match.
Professional PMs with 3000+ line projects are going to be extremely handicapped in the web interface, but their team members will like the kanban view or some sort of "my tasks" view. A Sync process like what is already implemented with SharePoint Task lists should suffice.
It's absurd that you are saying you are thinking about it. This should be the very first item on your to do list when implementing P4w.
This is a paid service for goodness sake why do I have to start creating a project from scratch when I can actually import the old template.
One would think your team will know better :)
Even with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, the desktop version has functions and capabilities that do not and will never exist on the web version. This will likely be the same for P4W and Project Desktop. Unless there is full parity, professional project managers need the desktop version.
I am a long time user of Project Professional Desktop and currently use 2019. I have just started working to convert a company from Wrike, Trello, and Basecamp. I agree that the naming conventions have been confusing to understand the offerings but I am getting there.
I am lucky in that the company never really got fully implemented on Wrike, Trello and Basecamp. The import function is a good idea and I voted for it but I can manage without it for now.
I'd like to vote for this functionality. As it is now it is useless to me
I now will cancel since finding out what I just assumed would be base functionality, is not present. Totally useless for viewing others people's plans.
About to cancel my subscription out of lack of functionality to import.
Milan Tetičkovič commented
You are forcing us to buy more expensive plan 3 licenses. Most our users need only review function of MPP files from external contractors working on our projects. Luckily for you, MS have strong brand, which prohibits us from using other solutions.
David Arno commented
I agree with other recent comments here. I found this page when searchiong for how to open an mpp in Project for the Web. The idea that you are still "Thinking about it" after six months is appallingly bad customer service. MS Project Web is a useless product if it can't be used to open mpp files. Licence cancelled and I'll look for an alternative solution to viewing mpp files.