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XML Import in P6 Web Using a SQL Server Database Fails When the Project ID Contains a Closing Square Bracket (Doc ID 2513096.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service - Version to [Release 18.8]
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version to [Release 18.8]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When importing an XML file of a project with a Project ID that includes a closing square bracket ( ] ) in P6 Web connected to a Microsoft SQL Server database, the import fails and the following error occurs:

<file name> is not a valid XML file


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

  1. Create a new project with a Project ID containing the ] character at the end.
  2. Export the project in P6 XML file format.
  3. Import the file in P6 Web.
  4. Note the reported error when selecting the XML file.


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