Error 'There seems to be a problem with this file' or 'Premature end of file' When Importing a P6 Project MSP XML File to MS Project
(Doc ID 2362227.1)
Last updated on MAY 10, 2021
Applies to:Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When attempting to import a P6 project exported to MSP XML format into Microsoft Project, the following error occurs.
We're sorry, there seems to be a problem with this file that keeps us from opening it. Please try using a backup copy if available.
When subsequently trying to import the same file back into P6, the following error occurs in the log:
ParseError at [row,col]:[1,1]
Message: Premature end of file.
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Export project from P6 EPPM or Pro to MSP XML.
2. Attempt to import the file into MS Project.
3. Note the reported error.
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