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 Download Project Structure or Roadmap into MS Project


You download the project structure or a roadmap into MS Project to plan your project using the data in the project structure or roadmap.


MS Project is installed on your local computer.

You have created a project structure in the Business Blueprint phase or called a roadmap. You are in the Business Blueprint transaction or the structure view of a roadmap.

Caution Caution

You have created at least one structure element with data, at the lowest level, under each structure element in the Business Blueprint, so that the data is displayed correctly in MS Project.

End of the caution.


  1. If you are in the Business Blueprint transaction, choose Start of the navigation path Business Blueprint Next navigation step Download to MS Project. End of the navigation path

    If you are in the structure view of a roadmap, choose Start of the navigation path Roadmap Next navigation step Download Next navigation step MS Project Version. End of the navigation path

  2. Choose a folder for the file, in the following dialog box, and change the file name if required.

  3. Save.

  4. Confirm the following system message with Continue .


The project structure or the roadmap is generated as an .mpx file and displayed in MS Project. You can now save the file in .mpp format and edit it.

Make the following settings in MS Project, so that it displays all required fields after you have downloaded a roadmap or a project structure:

  1. Define a user display table with Start of the navigation path View Next navigation step Table Next navigation step Other Tables... Next navigation step New End of the navigation path .

  2. Create one or more of the following fields for the display table, as required:

    Fields generated by SAP



    Unique ID

    Sequential number in MS Project


    SAP GUID of structure element


    Name of structure element

    Outline Level

    Outline level of structure element


    Priority of structure element


    Milestone flag in the Roadmap


    Status of structure element

    % Complete

    Planned Start

    Planned Finish

    Planned Duration

    Actual Start

    Actual Finish

    Actual Duration

    Remaining Duration

    Resource Names

    Project Team Members

    Resource ID

    Project team member – SAP user name

    Resource name

    Project team member – Name/Description