Import MPP project files in the model driven Project #PowerApps #Projectfortheweb #MSProject #MicrosoftProject #WorkManagement

Earlier this year Microsoft added the ability to create a new project in the Project for the web UI by importing from an existing Project desktop MPP file, before it was added to the UI it was possible via a script. The Project for the web UI option is detailed here: https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/import-microsoft-project-desktop-mpp-files-into-projectfortheweb-via-the-project-home-ui-msproject-microsoftproject-workmanagement-taskmanagement-projectmanagement-ppm/

This option was missing from the Model Driven app in Power Apps but has recently been added as seen below:

Import

Clicking the “Import from Project” button loads a new modal window to set the work hour template, Project Manager and select the MPP file:

MPP select

Click the “Choose File” button and locate the MPP file you want to use:

Import

Click the Import button on the top left corner to import the project:

Import Progress

If there are errors / validation issues on the project, these will be displayed here:

Validation

This process has the same limitations as the import process via the Project for the web UI. Click the “Go to project” button to access the imported project:

Project

Click the Tasks tab to see the schedule:

Tasks

This matches the schedule from the MPP file:

MPP

Another great addition for Microsoft Project.

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