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?
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 ?
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.
[Deleted User] commented
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!!