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.
Microsoft Project should be next on Microsoft's priority for revamping. The basic Project tool online is limited. The desktop software to link with online is painful and the Project online is limited to a few items. Integration between MPP/Planner/Teams/Sharepoint will put Microsoft in unmatched territory.
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.
I signed up for the trial expecting to be able to use Project Web to review project plans produced on the desktop... can't do it, making the Web tool a waste of time. Smartsheet has better functional integration than the MS product, which is a pity.
YES! I got Project Web specifically to be able to read existing mpp files on my remote station, so it is immensely frustrating that this isn't an option. Why would the only option be to manually replicate the data?
Pat Stadt commented
Just subscribed to Project Plan 1 and disappointed that I cannot export to mpp files so others with Project can view the project.
Gerry Graham commented
The key areas still requiring the desktop app for me are baselining and critical path. If they were there, then a simple import (from file/clipboard) may solve a lot of problems.
Creating the document online not knowing that I could not print, share, manage the file was disappointing. It should be saved directly into the Sharepoint site with the rest of my project files.
If the script that was attempted would be repaired I would like to know about it in the future.
Figge Boksjo commented
Hi, yes, please implement this asap. This is essential to be able to import large tasks lists as it not practical to manually add the information (that has already been entered into Project, Excel and even Planner). This is the single biggest deal breaker for us to move across. Also exporting and printing or copy paste into other O365 apps such as Word and PowerPoint is crucial.
How about being able to import from mpp or even csv... making it way easier to use the solution
We would be able to use the new Project for web instead of re-typing everything in again. Also if you could do .csv that would be excellent as we have project plans that we are still doing in Excel.
Would be great to be able to export the fields from desktop that match the current fields in Project for the Web. We have existing projects in Desktop that we'd like to export and start using in the web instead...we do not use the full features of the desktop app.
Most of our users just want to ship Gantt charts around to review schedules. .mpp support would be really helpful.
felipe binimelis commented
Hi, when a customer share their mpp template, i would like to move them all to web, it's crazy to have to migrate line by line to the web. This is a must do feature to get people over project on the web
Victor Goncalves commented
I agree with Esteban Galindo. The best tool I have ever used for project management is all web-based (I used it in a previous company I worked for, but my current company uses Microsoft Project), it has the majority of features Microsoft Project desktop has, but people can work on a project at the same time. Unfortunately, this is impossible to do on the Microsoft Project for the web currently because it lacks many basic features.
Just in case you're wondering which tool I really like, it is Teamwork Projects. I wish Microsoft Project for the web had the same functionalities (such as grouping in Parent and child tasks; today, MS Project on the web does that, but if I reorder one parent, I loose the link with the child ones and have to move all of them one by one)..
Esteban Galindo commented
Managing the project purely on Web would be fantastic, we would love to have the people actually doing the work moving their tasks from "in progress" to "done" and that be reflected on the Gantt. On the other side, I do not think in the short term we would be able to abandon the desktop client, in my case because I use it to run scenarios for the project in my computer out of which I select the one that would make more sense to use and share; doing all of this in a pure web environment I do not know have fast can be done, also, there are many tools on the desktop client that are not available on Web Project. On the long run, having all the tools in the Web version and a fast and stable interface, I would move to purely web with no concerns.
This would support the ability to work offline in Project Pro and then sync when service is available.
It would also provide a migration path for current desktop or Project Server users.
Trutz-Sebastian Stephani commented
It would help if there would be at least an import/export function for MPP files to give accidental PMs the option to send their schedule to a customer and also to pick up on work that started in the Project client