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XML Exported From P6 Will Not Open in Microsoft Project (Doc ID 2073455.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 8.4.0.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.4.0.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 8.4.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Error opening XML export in Microsoft Project:
 
ERROR
The operation cannot be completed because the source file contains invalid project data or the total number of rows would exceed the limit of 1,048,000 rows in a project.

Validate the data in the source file, insert fewer rows, delete some rows or consider dividing your Project into sub-projects to provide more space for tasks and resources.

STEPS

  1. In MSProject, File, Open, choose Project and open as new Project. Error displays for all 3 options.
  2. In MSProject, File, Open, choose Project and open as new Project. Error only displays for New, does not display for Append or Merge.

BUSINESS IMPACT
The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot confidently export Project data to MS Project.

Cause

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