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Importing/Exporting PSM Data

Exporting to MS Project

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Exporting to MS Project

This option creates a file in a suitable format to be imported into MS Project. MS Project will build a time line (one day for each row) and show the prerequisites for each row.

The file created has the following columns:

Row Number
Row Name
Duration (always '1d')
Start Date (1st available weekday)
End Date (Same as Start Date)
Prerequisites List (separated by commas)

Importation Instructions:

MS Project 4

  1. From the file menu choose open
  2. Enter the name of the CSV file
  3. From the Import Dialog choose 'Read Tasks' and 'Entry'
  4. Project will make a Gantt chart.

MS Project 97

  1. Click on 'File' On File menu, click on Open
  2. In the File Open dialog box:
    Look in: fine folder with your .CSV file
    Files of type: select CSV from pull down list
    Double Click on name of your CSV file in large box.
  3. In Selective data window select Default task information
    Click on New Map
    Under Data to import/export select button Tasks
    Under Text file options deselect Export header row/Import includes headers
  4. Click on tab Task Mapping
  5. For each of the entries click on the To: Microsoft Project Field and select from the pull down menu to get the following map
    To: Microsoft Project Field From: Text file field
    (not mapped) 1
    Name 2
    Duration 3
    (not mapped) 4
    (not mapped) 5
    Predecessors 6
  6. Give this Map the name Import from PSM32, Click OK
  7. When it returns to the earlier open dialog box, click OPEN
  8. THEREAFTER WITHIN MS PROJECT 98
  9. Click on File', On File menu, click on Open
  10. In the File Open dialog box:
    Look in: find folder with your .CSV file
    Files of type: select CSV from pull down list
    Double Click on name of your CSV file in large box.
  11. In Selective data window select Import from PSM32 Click on Open
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