Importing XER Files From Newer Versions Of Primavera P6

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Importing XER Files From Newer Versions Of Primavera P6

  1. 1. Importing XER Files From Newer Versions OfPrimavera P603/07/11by Ten Six ConsultingThere are times when clients are trying to import XER files from newer versions of Primavera P6and encounter difficulties. Whether it’s a project file coming in from a sub-contractor or customerit’s not uncommon to get an error similar to this “A Version 6.2 XER cannot be Imported”. Ofcourse this refers to the particular version number 6.2, it could be any Oracle Primavera P6version.The common solution to this problem is to ask for the file to be in a format suitable for yourversion of Primavera P6. Another suggestion, particularly favored by Oracle, is to upgrade to themost recent version of Primavera P6.One quick tip that works more often than not, is to simply open the XER file in a text editor likeWindows Notepad. At the very top on the right hand side, you will see the version number, forexample, “6.2.x”. Simply change this to “6.0″, save the file and you will then be able to import it.We have found that this works reliably between all the versions that we’ve had to work with onsite. There are some additional fields in the later Primavera P6 versions that, understandably,get dropped when importing like this. Of course, you should carefully check your data and makesure everything is OK and that there aren’t any anomalies. Ten Six Consulting LLC | T: (703) 910-2600 F: (866) 780-8996 | 576 N. Birdneck Rd, #626 Virginia Beach, VA 23451  

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