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Error: 'Prism.Modularity.ModuleInitializeException: An exception occurred while initializing module 'CommandLineModule'.' When Importing a MSP XML File (Doc ID 2551416.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 17.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to import a Microsoft Project (MSP) XML, the following error occurs.


PM Information Exception Prism.Modularity.ModuleInitializeException: An exception occurred while initializing module 'CommandLineModule'.
  - The exception message was: One or more errors occurred.
  - The Assembly that the module was trying to be loaded from was:Primavera.Mercury.CommandLineModule, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
  Check the InnerException property of the exception for more information. If the exception occurred while creating an object in a DI container, you can exception.GetRootException() to help locate the root cause of the problem.
  ---> System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
  at Primavera.Venus.Data.FileStore.MSProject.MSProjectXmlStore.GetEntityType(XElement anXElement)
  at Primavera.Venus.Data.FileStore.MSProject.MSProjectXmlStore.LoadMSPFileDataContext(FileVersions fileVersion)
  at Primavera.Venus.Data.FileStore.MSProject.MSProjectXmlStore.LoadDataFromFile(String fileName)
  at Primavera.Venus.Data.FileStore.MSProject.MSProjectXmlStore.InitializeConnection(AliasDetail alias, String username, String password, String LanguageId, Boolean useTwoStepLogin, Boolean forceDirectConnection)
  at Primavera.Venus.DataRepository.DataServiceContext.InitializeConnection(AliasDetail aliasInfo, String username, String password, String LanguageId, Boolean forceDirectConnection)
  at Primavera.Mercury.CommandLineModule.ExecuteImportExport.d__85.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Login to P6 Professional
  2. Attempt to import an MSP XML file
  3. Note the import fails and the error in the log.


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