Contents : Supported project data formats : MPX files
Using MPX files from non-English software

If you are using a non-English version of Microsoft Project or other project management software, you may experience compatibility problems with your MPX files. The MPX format sometimes includes language-dependent words and phrases which are not recognized by Project Reporter.

Note: If you are using the English version of Microsoft Project or other compatible software, and simply using another language to enter the names of tasks and resources, your MPX files should be compatible with Project Reporter. It is only versions of the software whose user interface is in another language ("localized" versions) that may not be compatible.

Project Reporter currently supports the following versions of Microsoft Project:

Note: As of Version 3.0, Project Reporter only supports a global option for MPX language; the language cannot be set independently for individual MPX files, as in previous versions.

Note: If you are using a non-English version of Microsoft Project or other compatible software, or if you are using an English version with non-English system settings for date formats, you must use a numeric date format in your MPX files. The date format must specify months, days, and years as numbers, without names of days or months. For example, in a French-speaking environment the date format "15.3.99" would be supported, but the format "Lundi 15 Mars 1999" would not. The format "Lundi 15.3.99" will normally be supported, but may cause errors in some system configurations.

If you are using Microsoft Project, the date format used in MPX files is controlled by the Date Format option, accessible via the Tools | Options | View menu command (changing the date format settings in Microsoft Project's Export Table Definition dialog does not have any effect).