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?
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.
Hi, agree, no import function means I wont continue with the licence.
Alex Marshall commented
Not having import + export is a non-starter. I'm floored that "thinking about it" would even be considered acceptable to tell your customers. This should be an immediate "On the backlog".
I agree fully with the comments below that the ability to import and export is critical for this product offering to be acceptable for most corporate use.
Either you get this new tool to be as fluid as MS project desktop, or you allow it to upload a project created from MS Project desktop. I cannot spend hours clicking for each new task, cut and paste is a must as well.
Our reason for needing the desktop application is due to the Project for the Web's 500 task limit. This is much too low for the types of complicated, interwoven projects that we run. If this limit is resolved, we no longer have a need for the desktop application.
The reason for an import/export button for us is to enable collaboration with sub-contractors. Our sub-contractors have their own project schedules that we would like to connect to (e.g. our task depends on the sub-contractor's task).
Ishan Vyas commented
I almost, always need this functionality.. Please add this soon so that we can have flexibility for working on different platforms and still use MPP file to get our project uploaded to Project Online
yeah this is good idea, also importing back to mpp desktop client. But this leads basically to "Connect the Destktop Project App" with Project for the Web. Also a good idea.
Peter Miss commented
Two way Sync with Project like Project Online
Jamie Bateman commented
Really frustrating that I've finally got access to a well integrated (O365 - Azure DevOps - PowerBi etc.) clean and simple modern app..
..that provides just the right level of functionality for many of the small-medium sized projects (even large potentially) where stuff like financials are managed separately (never used the desktop client to manage the financials anyhow!)..
..to not be able to import an mpp or even Excel file to get us off the ground quickly. How hard can it be, as they say!
There has to be a way to cut over from other products like monday and wrike as well as moving from the mpp.
I wouldn't mind if you had anything to import (even excel) but no import forces manual keying - not ideal
Admin; we understand that the end-game for Microsoft is to phase out the desktop version.
The way it looks is you are presenting two options to desktop users:
1. Start over every template (built over the course of YEARS) and retrain all contributors on the radically altered experience, or
2. Ditch "Project" altogether and invest time and $ into something that isn't a dead end.
No freaking way.
Imagine working for years on one type of project. Just when you get it right, and finally have a reliable template so we can move onto other tasks... and I find out this doesn't IMPORT . Wasted my time and money. No respect.
This is BAD team. This is BAD. Please fix this. This is a marketing issue, not a technical issue. Fix it now. In the meantime, I'm moving to SmartSheets or something else.
No freaking import.... wth
Great. I just bought the Project online version because I needed to open a mpp file for a short term project and find that I can't. What the point of this software then?
Sayan Ghosh commented
Absolutely this and an export too. I am looking for the issue on export as it should be table stakes surely?
I'm thinking of buying the Project Plan 1 and have read the issues others are having. Specifically has the issue of not being able to import MS Project client (.mpp files) been resolved, and if so is that for all versions of Project Web ?