P6 Xml Import Fails With ".Zip Does Not Contain A Valid .Xml Import File" Error

(Doc ID 2160408.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 12, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 15.2.4.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 15.2.4.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 15.2.4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When importing a zip file containing P6 xml and a plf file, the first import is successful. During the same user session (administrator), any additional import (of the same file or any other) will throw an error message stating that the zip file does not contain a valid xml file.  However, the issue is not reproducible if the zip file being imported the first time only contains the xml file.

Error message: [path]\[name].zip does not contain a valid .xml import file

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the P6 Professional application.
2. File->Import.
3. Import Format->Primavera P6 - (XML).
4. Browse and select the file name (.zip file containing an .xml and a .plf file).
5. The fist import will finish successfully.
6. File->Import.
7. Import Format->Primavera P6 - (XML).
8. Select any other file or the same file.

Workaround:

Restarting the application resolves the issue (the first import after the application restart is successful).

Cause

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