Retrieve MS Project data into Excel?

David.K.Dickson

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I have an Excel spreadsheet where I am monitoring various tasks in a project, including start and end dates. I have just been given access to MS Project and the Project Plan for the project. I want to use the MS Project data in my spreadsheet, but I don't want to use a straight copy and paste.

What I would like to be able to do is something like VLOOKUP() or INDEX(), where I could pass the Task ID as an argument and get back data such as the Taks Name, Duration, Start or End.

Does anybody know of a way of doing this? :oops:

Thanks in anticipation.

David.
 

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SydneyGeek

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I think you'll find that the most efficient way is to push the data from Project.

In Project, File | Save As... brings up a range of options. Among these are various export formats for Excel. Try them all -- you'll find that some of them allow you to do some field mapping as well. Once you have found the one that best does the job for you, try recording a macro in Project to create and save the data. This will allow you to push the latest Project data out to a predefined workbook.

Now, link to this workbook (or use VLOOKUP) to pull in the data you require. A refresh would involve opening Project and running the Export macro (or whatever you called it when you created it).

Denis
 

David.K.Dickson

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Denis,

Thanks for the quick reply. It sounds as though that will work nicely. I had hoped to be able to retrieve the data dynamically straight from Project, but if I can extract to another Excel spreadsheet, I can still retrieve dynamically, but from Excel instead of Project.

Nice one!

I'll let you know the outcome.

Thanks again.

David.
 

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