Is it possible to convert XML to MPP using a Java library? RRS feed

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  • Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to know is there a possibility of converting XML file into MPP file without using Microsoft Projects? I want to use some Java APIs for this. I found MPXJ as a library, but it cannot do this. Is there any other possibility for this?




    Vinay Bedre

    Monday, February 3, 2014 10:45 AM


  • Hi Vinay - someone else may know better than me, but I believe the answer is no.

    I don't believe the MPP format spec has been published, which means any third party utilities which can access this format have had to reverse engineer the file format to get access to the data. So for example, the MPXJ library is a third party developed utility, and they've been able to reverse engineer the format sufficiently to read MPP files, but not write. There are various other applications out there developed to the same position - where they can read but not save to the MPP file format.

    Sorry for answering in the negative, but I hope its useful none-the-less.


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    Monday, February 3, 2014 12:18 PM