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Exported Microsoft Project File Cannot Be Opened By Project With Error "...the total number of rows would exceed the limit of 1,048,000 rows in a project" (Doc ID 2384680.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2018

Applies to:

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


When attempting to import Microsoft Project XML file into Microsoft Project, the following error occurs.

"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 subprojects to provide more space for tasks and resources."

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

  1. Login to P6 Professional Client
  2. Export the project from P6 to MSP XML format
  3. Attempt to open in MSP
  4. Error displayed




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