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Error: "The User Preferences Used To Create This Excel File Could Not Be Found" When Importing Excel File (Doc ID 2570836.1)

Last updated on MARCH 25, 2021

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]
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version to [Release 18.8]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to import an XLS file, the following error occurs.


 "The User Preferences used to create this Excel file could not be found. Importing this file could corrupt your data. Please refer to Primavera Help for more information about Importing data from Excel. Are you sure that you want to continue?"


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

  1. Log into P6 Pro.
  2. Open project.
  3. Import XLS.
  4. Error.


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