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?
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 ?
This is still driving me mad. Even in the Admin post above, the word "Project" is used and it's not clear which Project file type / App / web app is being described!!
Please clear up the confusion, because you are wasting other people's time.
Just subscribed to Project Plan 1 assuming that i could open a Project file. I couldn't, so had a look around online. i discovered that it's way more complex that i gave it credit for. Why can't i just open .mpp with Project on the Web.?
Why are you calling different products by the same name? Project on the Web is just called Project. Project is also called Project.
What a mess!
I second the urgent need for import and export capability. We have really tried at our organisation to make Project for Web work as the UI looks great and seems to be intuitive for all sorts of users, but sharing plans with externals is a nightmare and it's at the point where it has become an info sec issue for us as we have to apply for permission to provision externals with internal O365 accounts so they can view and interact with our plans. At this point the tide is turning and Project for Web is seen as a hindrance by many in the company rather than a useful new tool.
In addition to the lack of being able to share with by import/export or another means, having project plans "live" and constantly syncing while entering tasks means there is often a lag while tasks are entered, so large project plans can't be drafted quickly by experienced users. Myself and other PMs really miss being able to wrangle large and complex plans quickly in the old desktop application.
I don't mean to be disrespectful, but this current solution is a joke.
Not only does it not allow you to open .mpp files on the web-version, there isn't even a simple way of sharing what you create with externals, like clients. This, in addition to the many, many missing features of the client (even just the Project Standard) is reason enough to tell my company admins to stop the subscription.
There is no added value at the moment - at all.
10 minutes into the review of Projects online I cancelled due to inability to import mpp. This may have been a good solution but the inability to import and export is a deal breaker.
It makes sense commercially that this is not yet available. Makes it a lot harder for businesses already using Project to migrate to the cheaper Project for the Web version.
It is however frustrating for the end users, as we would love to migrate to this much prettier version
Krysteil Pardillo commented
Hey, Microsoft - This would really be helpful if we have this available. Creating Project Tasks in Project Desktop App is way faster and responsive compared to doing this in Project for the Web. So, yes, we still need the Project Desktop App (Client) in drafting out the tasks -- and would be a great deal if we can publish this to Project for the Web
Andy Gill commented
Is there an update from Microsoft as to when some sort of import / export (mpp and xls) is going to be available ?
Sorry to be a bit angry but I got a big project file from a customer. I extended my Office 365 license and naively thought that such functionality as import is OBVIOUS. I will definitively not transfer the data by hand and rather use one of third party tools which allows such import in basic configuration. There are plenty of them. Dear MS please note that this is not a way to retain a customer!!
Plain and simple - Project for the Web needs to have Import and Export capability. To/from MS Excel and CSV. An Import Wizard which allows column mapping similar to Excel that supports the new custom columns. And the ability to export a filtered list of task with column selection. This is critical for us to consider Project for the Web as part of our enterprise tool set.
Actually this is a deal break. It is useless to anyone who has years of work on mpp files to sign for a version of project that do not open mpp files. I came in this forum directed from a support agent, but just noticed that this has been going on since November, so it made my decision much easier. I am cancelling the subscription.
This thread started started in November 2019 and you still thinking about it. If you not going to do anything I''m going to cancel my subscription.
I want full interoperability between cloud and desktop, same as with the other office products. In Project Desktop app, a "Publish to P4W" button would push data into the cloud. In P4W, "Import from File" and "Export to File" options would upload and download from/to .mpp file format, and sync with saving in Project Desktop.
Martin Beyer commented
Stop thinking about it and start implementing it.
At the moment there is no way to get any existing plan into the web app. I can not even copy and paste a list of tasks over.
Data portability in the form of an import AND export function for up-/downloadable files in common formats (like *.mpp) is a must have. Otherwise, we rather recommend our (potential) clients to use more open solutions.
Craig Whitcombe commented
We are looking currently at moving a lot of our scheduling to Microsoft Projects as a central hub for all contractual dates and events etc. We are needing to access this across multiple operating platforms and we travel a great deal so the web interface would be our best solution. Finding that the document has already been painstakingly created and now can not be uploaded to protect online is extremely disappointing.
I'm quite upset as I spent an entire 2 days creating my gantt chart from home on project plan 1 and now have no way to share it with my colleagues or integrate with either planner or teams except through a clunky website port.
The project being planned was for our department's migration to teams as well - this is my first impression outside of Word/Excel/PPT/Outlook. Unbelievably disappointed with this amount of wasted work.
Very disappointing product and service support. Have been paying for 2 licences for Project Plan 1 as we are now working from home and seemed a good solution. We are unable to use it and been waiting for office support service to get back to me for 3 days now as they had to escalate the problem that they couldnt solve. Can create new project but ... Can't open existing plans, cant print. can't PDF - so really its pretty pointless product for us.