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!
Thank you for your feedback. For now, you can use an API through Powershell to import .mpp files in Project for the web. You can learn more here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/project-blog/import-project-desktop-files-to-project-for-the-web-api/ba-p/2031298
We are also looking into other ways to support import. Stay tuned for future updates.
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.
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.
Kenneth Madsen commented
In my team we are looking into switching to MS Project Web as we can have it in the Teams interface. However, the lack of ability to import tasks from .mpp or .xls files means we cannot do it on projects already in progress - because no one wants to take the mind-numbing task of entering tasks one by one from an existing list.
The ability to import existing tasks - including if someone made a temp list using Excel - would add some serious legs to this app in my opinion.
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!