Authorized Oracle Primavera, Asta Powerproject and PMWeb Software Sales. • Experienced . Turn Asta “Flags” into Start. Constraints in P6. Hi to All, I am trying to export ASTA PP files to P3 using export option on Asta. But I am getting the error ” Invalid work Pattern position”. First you need to export your project from ASTA Power Project to a Microsoft Project XML-file. To do so please select “File” in the top left corner.

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All monetary values in the XER file are defined as being in the common currency. Primavera P3 does not support the use of subheadings – bars with a name but with no tasks – so these are discarded during the export process. If you import a project from Microsoft Project or from a later version, any cost resources that have been created in the project are imported as consumable resources with a cost of zero. If you choose to export resource roles during the export process, the role is set on each exported resource allocation.

The way to avoid this is to structure summary groups well prior to export.

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Standard work in an Asta Powerproject project is converted into RHOL resource holiday records during the export process. Microsoft Project does not support the concept asa variable datesso any variable dates within a project are converted into fixed dates during export, based on the date to which the variable date corresponds on the day of export.

Tasks All tasks are imported into Asta Powerproject as either tasks, milestones or hammocks. All overtime is converted into working time during export. Conveet P3 supports a work breakdown structure with multiple root items. A number of custom fields relating to code libraries that have been created during export are illustrated below:.

Converting ASTA power Project File to P3

You can choose during the export whether to ignore subheadings during export, or whether to convert them into hidden tasks that have the name of the subheading bar. Note that only code library entries that are assigned to tasks and resources are included in the export; any code library assignments on allocations are not exported.

Create new account Request new password. For example, the following work pattern in Asta Powerproject:. Task user-defined fields in Asta Powerproject map to activity custom data in Primavera P3, ata permanent and consumable scheduled allocation user-defined fields map to resource custom data. Primavera software does not support links that start or finish at summary tasks; Asta Powerproject supports links that start or finish at the start of summary tasks, and links that start at the finish of summary tasks.


These are tasks which are separate from the WBS items, but which are kept in step with them with the Primavera software Schedule command.

Exporting projects to Microsoft Project

Primavera P3 does not support currency units in any way. Any work breakdown structure items that correspond to projects are imported as expanded tasks that are flagged as being projects in Asta Powerproject. If you have chosen to export code libraries, click Next to access the following page on which you can choose which code libraries to export; if you have chosen not to, click Finish to close the wizard and export the project.

Activities in Primavera SureTrak may have text associated with them, stored in up to ten Log text fields. The Export Scope page of the wizard appears. Interruptible tasks Primavera P3 does not support interruptible tasks.

Project overview fields The contents of the fields on the Project Overview dialog in Primavera SureTrak are imported into the corresponding fields on the Properties dialog – accessible by clicking Advanced Properties on the Info tab of the Backstage view – and the Project Properties dialog – accessible by right-clicking the Programme chart in the project view.

The resource hierarchy in Asta Powerproject is exported as a simple tree hierarchy, and you can choose during the export routine whether you want to export the folders in your permanent resource hierarchy as a hierarchy of roles within Primavera software as well. In Primavera SureTrak, activities with no successor known as ‘open ends’ can be defined to be critical or non-critical.

Code libraries Unlike Asta Powerproject, Primavera software allows only a single code from a code library to be assigned to a task.

Each task’s name is derived from the Asta Powerproject bar and task names: Currency units Primavera P3 does not support currency units in any way. I suggest you review your calendars and apply a standard 8 hr day converh day week on PowerProject tasks before trying to convert.


Primavera software supports positive and negative costs, but has no concept of income. User-defined fields Primavera software does not support boolean user-defined fields, so these are exported as string-type user-defined fields containing either ‘Y’ or ‘N’.

For example, if a “Subcontractor” code library entry has been assigned to a task, a custom field called “CodeLibrary: You may want to do this in order to prevent Microsoft Project from automatically moving such tasks to the start date of the project.

Empty WBS items are imported as empty summary tasks, which are drawn at the report date. All interruptible tasks are converted into normal tasks during export, using the current t than the original duration. Here, the programme chart itself would not be exported, as it only contains other projects Powerprojeft, the programme chart would be exported, as it is the project for chart C4 When you import an XER file into Primavera software, the Import Wizard reads the XER file and presents you with a list of projects.

Transferring data between Asta Powerproject and Microsoft Project

The default currency unit that is defined in the XER file is used to set up the common currency in Asta Powerproject. For permanent allocations, the cost rate corresponding to the Primavera cost is located and assigned. A cnovert user every minutes As there is a limit to the number of text-type custom fields in Microsoft Project, you may need to limit the code libraries that you include in an export if you export a very large project or a project with a very large number of code library assignments.

Work breakdown structure The work breakdown structure in Primavera SureTrak is imported as the work breakdown structure in Asta Powerproject and appropriate Assta codes are powerprojectt to the tasks in the project. Resources Resources in Primavera SureTrak are not categorised as ‘permanent’, ‘consumable’ or ‘cost’, so you need to specify which units of measurement are used for permanent resources and costs to enable Asta Powerproject to divide the resources appropriately during the import process any resources that use a unit of measurement that you do not specify are imported as consumable resources.