Microsoft Project (MSP) XML Exported From P6 Will Not Open in MSProject 2013 or Later

(Doc ID 2357885.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 16.1.4.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 16.1.4.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 16.1.4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to open a Microsoft Project (MSP) XML file in MSP 2013 or MSP 2016 that was created from P6 ,
the following error occurs.

ERROR
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An import error occured. The element in the element with = xxxx has invalid data. The calendar name does not exist. Click a calendar in the list, and then press Enter.

Error 2 (after clicking OK on error 1):
There is a problem with the calendar name. The calendar name does not exist. Click a calendar in the list, and then press Enter.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE

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1. In P6, export project choosing Microsoft Project XML.
2. In MSProject, choose File>Open>select MSP XML.
3. An import error occurred.  The element <Name> in the <Calendar> element with <UID> = xxxx has invalid data.  The calendar name does not exist. Click a calendar in the list, and then press Enter.
4. Click OK.
5. There is a problem with the calendar name.  The calendar name does not exist. Click a calendar in the list, and then press Enter.
6. Click OK.  
7. No data from the XML imports into MSP.

Cause

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