You can import a project or version from Microsoft® Project or project data from an XML file to cProjects. SAP supplies a predefined XML schema for importing XML data (see transaction SE80 for the BSP application CPROJECTS under Mimes → XML → cProjects_xsd).
The following prerequisites must be met before you can import a project from Microsoft Project:
● You have installed Microsoft Project Client 2002 (or a higher release) on your PC or you already have a connection to Microsoft Project Server 2003.
● You have performed the corresponding activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projectsunder Connection to External Systems → Microsoft Project Integration.
Before the import, the system checks whether a project already exists in cProjects that has the same external ID as the ID in the import file:
● If the project does not exist yet, the system creates a new project and opens it. You can now edit the project and save it.
● If the project already exists, the system creates a simulation from the imported data with the name 0IMPORT and the project number and displays the new simulation.
If the system generated a version, you can reconcile it with the operational project.
You can include phases, checklists, and tasks in cProjects on the basis of a Microsoft Project upload. To do this, you have to assign the phase type, checklist type, or task type to a corresponding enterprise field (user-defined field) in Microsoft Project. You do this in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. If a project is imported without any errors, it is automatically saved.
Choose the Import button in the Projects initial view, select the format, and enter your data.