How to Merge MPP to MS-Project using C# or the .NET API Solution

In order to Merge MPP to MS-Project, we’ll use Aspose.Tasks for .NET API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for C# platform. Open NuGet package manager, search for Aspose.Tasks and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console. You can create a connection between MPP and MS-Project using C#. First, you should use the Aspouse.Tasks API to access MPP and MS-Project projects. Next, you should get the data from the existing MPP fields and match the xz with the corresponding fields in MS-Project. You should then use the API to create the missing fields in MS-Project. Add new fields with data from the MPP project using .Net. This process will merge MPP and MS-Project data into a C# application.

Manage NuGet packages with the Visual Studio Package

Package Manager Console Command

PM> Install-Package Aspose.Tasks

Steps to Merge MPP to MS-Project via C#

Developers can easily load & merge MPP files to MS-Project in just a few lines of code.

  • Decide what entities from MPP you what to merge and how you want to map it on MS Project entities (user stories => tasks, created US date => started date, etc)
  • Create new instance of Project class
  • Parse MPP format to get required entities (for example if you want parse *.csv Jira backup file you may want to use Aspose.Cells)
  • Add parsed entities to the created instance of Project class
  • Use common .NET components to create and Fill MPP backup file format (*.csv)

System Requirements

Before running the conversion example code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, Mono and COM Interop.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.Tasks for .NET DLL referenced in your project.

Online MPP Merger

Test the quality of MPP merging right in your browser! Please load MPP files from the local file system or a URL, select the required output format and run the example! Combining project files can be a great way to consolidate your data and make it easier to manage. Aspose.Tasks Merge Tools is a great way to save time and reduce the effort involved in managing multiple MPP files. Test the quality of the process right in your browser, load files from the local file system or a URL, select the desired output format and run the example. It is fast, easy, secure and completely free!

General information about MPP format

MPP is a file format created by MS Project. It is able to store all the data about the project, the list of tasks, their sequence, time spent and resources. MPP extension files are presented in the form of a Gantt chart. MS Project does not allow third parties to open, edit and otherwise edit project data in *.mpp format. That is, if you have not been granted access rights, or you do not have the necessary license, then you will not be able to open and work with the project file. Often such a banal reason causes a lot of difficulties in large campaigns, teams, and even their clients. The mpp format file is part of a project created in MS Project. It may include images, texts, graphics, task lists, resources, developers, and the estimated time to complete both the entire project and its individual parts. Microsoft Project creates an .mpp file containing the required parameters for building a particular task. Notably, the schedule chain is visualized using Gantt charts. Newer modifications of the MS Project software can open .mpp files generated by older versions of the utility.

FAQ section

FAQ about MPP to MS-Project merging

1. Why is this MPP Merger useful?

MPP Merger is a practical, powerful and fast tool to combine several MPP files. You can quickly and easily merge MPP documents into one and save the result in MPP, MPT, MPX, and XML formats without any hassle!

2. How can I merge MPP?

You can merge MPP online or programmatically. To merge MPP documents online, simply upload files from your computer or a URL, select the desired output format from the list and hit the ‘Run’ button. You will get the result in no time. Furthermore, you can copy the C# code and use it in your own application for document merging.

3. Can I merge MPP on Linux, Mac OS, iOS or Android?

You can use this free online MPP Merger from a mobile device, tablet or computer. The interface of the Merger is intuitive and user-friendly. Our tool is compatible with all major operating systems and their respective browsers, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS. No additional software installation is required to get this tool running.