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Blog: P6-Scrubber - Demoting Versions in XERs

Have you ever had the need to demote an XER from a higher version of Primavera P6 to a lower version so you can import the file into your database? Learn how P6-Scrubber can help!

March 15, 2022

Written by Sue Hopkins

Have you ever had the need to demote an XER from a higher version of Primavera P6 to a lower version so you can import the file into your database? Learn how P6-Scrubber can help!

Upcoming Live Webinars

Watch one of this month's live webinars.
  • Safran Risk - May 17, 10-11am MDT
  • P6-QA - May 18, 7-8pm MDT
  • P6-QA - May 19, 9-10am Manila Standard Time
  • P6-Calculator - May 19, 8-9am MDT

February 14, 2022

Watch one of this month's live webinars.

  • Safran Risk - May 17, 10-11am MDT
  • P6-QA - May 18, 7-8pm MDT
  • P6-QA - May 19, 9-10am Manila Standard Time
  • P6-Calculator - May 19, 8-9am MDT

P6-Reporter v3 - New Release

More charts. More insight. Understand your projects in ready to use, customizable reports in Power BI, Tableau or ODV.

February 14, 2022

Written by James Andrade

More charts. More insight. Understand your projects in ready to use, customizable reports in Power BI, Tableau or ODV.

New Features

  • New charts for resource allocation - see at a glance which resources are overallocated, then select a resource to see which dates are affected, which projects are using it, and how much float you have in each.

  • Gantt charts - select a resource and view how it is allocated across a series of projects.

  • Milestone Trending - see any of your milestones across your portfolio: where they're planned to be, where they are now, and if they're behind, how quickly you can expect to get caught up.

Enhancements

  • Green-ups are now expandable. Want to know the percent completion for each activity in a category and not just the category itself? Now you can.

  • More trending! Is your project headed in the right direction? Perhaps you've had a major setback and are getting caught-up, or perhaps you're falling steadily behind. Looking at current numbers only tells half the story. P6-Reporter reports built on top of EP-datawarehouse snapshots are the only way to see where your Primavera P6 projects have been so that you can tell where they are going. In here you'll find trending information for all costs, finish date and duration variances, as well as CPI and SPI over the course of your project.

PCM-Archiver v6.1 - New Release

PCM-Archiver version 6.1 gives you better control than ever over the archived file and folder names.

December 20, 2021

Written by Dan MacMillan

PCM-Archiver version 6.1 gives you better control than ever over the archived file and folder names.

New Features

  • The date format used in file and folder names is now configurable.

  • Naming rule overrides can now be defined in a separate file, making it easier to keep track of which rules have been customized and which are the defaults.

  • More specific naming rules always take precedence over less specific rules, allowing naming rules to be defined in any order.

Enhancements

  • Attachments with illegal characters in the file name can now be downloaded with PCM-Archiver. They will be renamed automatically.

  • When using force the regeneration check box with incremental extraction, the whole document type will be re-extracted, making it easier to deal with changes to naming rules.

  • The out-of-the-box naming rules for drawings have been improved so that the drawing title is included in the file and folder names.

  • Additional checks included in progressive and incremental extraction modes to ensure that PCM-Archiver does not make any changes to files outside of the archive location that it controls.

Safran Risk v21 - New Release

Safran Risk has released v21. Read about all the exciting new features.

December 10, 2021

Written by Ian Nicholson

Safran Risk has released v21. Read about all the exciting new features.

New Features

  • Correlation of Activity uncertainty - It’s now possible to correlate the impacts of activity uncertainties in the correlation matrix.

  • New Cost Module Functionality - Risks can now be mapped to cost elements at the summary level. Allowed for any number of fields instead of just Base and Quantity via the new “Input Fields” functionality. Multiple different groupings can now be applied to the same cost model.

  • New Import of External Files - The import of external files has been completely re-written. It will import files from P6 (.xer and .xml) and Microsoft Project (.xml and .mpp).

  • Switch databases without having to re-start Safran Risk - It’s now possible to switch databases without restarting Safran Risk. The database connections can be saved.

  • Probabilistic Branching has been added. This allows the model to turn on/off branches during the risk analysis. Functionality has also been added to the scripting to make this easier via a script.

P6-Scrubber v4 - New Release

Work online or offline to define and scrub your XER files and now, in the new release, XML files. Version 4 makes scrubbing files even easier for schedulers.

November 30, 2021

Written by Ravi Wallau

Work online or offline to define and scrub your XER files and now, in the new release, XML files. Version 4 makes scrubbing files even easier for schedulers.

New Features

  • XML support! Now the P6-Scrubber can scrub XER or XML files.

  • Simple prefix - lets you add a prefix to global objects such as resources, code types, UDFs, calendars, etc. to identify where it came from.

  • XML sanitation - when scrubbing a XML file, its contents are saved accordingly to the XML schema file. If the file cannot be imported into P6 EPPM because of schema errors, processing the file with the P6-Scrubber may fix it.

  • Version control - setting the version you are uploading back into P6 is now in the GUI for easier control for both XER and XML importing.

  • Parent role & resource - to land all the resources and roles in the scrubber file under a specific role or resource in the P6 database.

  • OBS definition - it is possible to choose an OBS that will be associated to the project when it is imported when scrubbing XER files.

  • SSO/ SAML support - if you are using SSO/ SAML for your P6 Cloud environment, you can perform SSO/ SAML login with the P6-Scrubber.

Enhancements

  • UI improvements - the last imported project (or projects) is shown in the UI, and it is possible to access the scrubbed files directly from the main page of the application.

PCM-Archiver v6 - New Release

PCM-Archiver version 6 allows you to save even more time when resuming previously-interrupted extractions.

November 30, 2021

Written by Dan MacMillan

PCM-Archiver version 6 allows you to save even more time when resuming previously-interrupted extractions.

New Features

  • Incremental extraction - There's no longer any need to re-extract documents that were previously successfully extracted when an extraction is interrupted partway through a document type, for example because it was cancelled or aborted due to error.

Enhancements

  • Document types are listed by name in the web interface instead of by acronym, which makes it easy to find the ones you are interested in.

  • Improved naming rules and behaviour now ensure that each document will be written into a unique folder.

P6-QA v7 - New Release

Our latest version of P6-QA brings specific highlights to the GOA and Naval Air Scheduling quality standard metrics.

October 25, 2021

Our latest version of P6-QA brings specific highlights to the GOA and Naval Air Scheduling quality standard metrics.

New Features

  • New quality metrics for GOA - Government of Accountability quality standards

  • New quality metrics notebooks for GOA - Government of Accountability quality standards

  • New quality metrics for Naval Air quality standards

  • New quality metrics notebooks for Naval Air quality standards

Enhancements

  • Better logging

PCM-Archiver v5 - New Release

Our latest version of PCM-Archiver makes it easier than ever before to extract projects from PCM.

July 24, 2021

Our latest version of PCM-Archiver makes it easier than ever before to extract projects from PCM.

New Features

  • Progressive Extraction - the ability to progressively build the archive of the contents of a PCM database over time, by merging the extractions of different projects and modules into the same pre-configured target folder.

  • Online license activation

  • Extraction summary in Excel format with statistics and any failures

  • Automatic refresh of tasks in the web interface

  • Ability to extract the items into a hierarchy or a flat list

Enhancements

  • Easier to see if an extraction has failed or not

  • No more managing and moving zip files

  • Better information on status of extraction

  • Better control over the extraction process by not having to start from scratch every time

P6-Loader v11 - New Release

Our latest version of the P6-Loader brings a new user-interface with the ability to save extract definition and new version 20 support, as well as UDF merging.

June 30, 2021

Written by Ravi Wallau

Our latest version of the P6-Loader brings a new user-interface with the ability to save extract definition and new version 20 support, as well as UDF merging.

New Features

  • New user-interface component with the ability to quickly search modules and projects

  • Added the ability to save frequently used extractions

  • Customizing columns to include in extraction files

  • UDF merge utility - allows you to easily merge UDF values - useful when importing XER/ XML files from different sources

Enhancements

  • New UI - The P6-Loader is now a React application with a completely redesigned look and feel

  • Uses the Emerald Cloud API for better controls of business functions

A Risk Analysis Session with Ian Nicholson

Didn't get the chance to attend this year's Safran Project-Risk Conference? You can still enjoy this video of Ian's presentation: "Risk Analysis - What could Possibly Go Wrong?"

TAPS v11 - New Release

Our latest version of the Turnaround Progressing System brings a fresh UI to mobile, activity searches and enhanced sorting and filtering capabilities.

May 10, 2021

Our latest version of the Turnaround Progressing System brings a fresh UI to mobile, activity searches and enhanced sorting and filtering capabilities.

New Features

  • Mobile - New search function allows you to find your activities fast with sorting and filtering capabilities.

  • Mobile - Allows you to configure the percentages (25%, 50%, 100% or any amount you like) that can be assigned to activities. Automatically saved with your other settings.

Enhancements

  • Mobile - Completely redesigned look and feel for an even better user experience.

  • Desktop - Improved controls to sort and filter your activities in the browser.

  • New technology changes for better performance

P6-Loader v10 - New Release

Version 10 of the P6-Loader now uses the Cloud API, a programming platform developed by Emerald to allow our apps to work with either the P6 API or the P6 Web Services. It also streamlines restoring and reassigning baselines and initiated support for the new P6 v20 objects.

May 3, 2021

Written by Ravi Wallau

Version 10 of the P6-Loader now uses the Cloud API, a programming platform developed by Emerald to allow our apps to work with either the P6 API or the P6 Web Services. It also streamlines restoring and reassigning baselines and initiated support for the new P6 v20 objects.

New Features

  • Restoring and reassigning baselines streamlined

  • The P6-Loader now uses the Cloud API, a programming platform developed by Emerald to allow our apps to work with either the P6 API or the P6 Web Services

  • The resource spread periods can now be imported correctly - in some cases, the spread information would not be imported correctly

  • Baseline projects can now be moved across projects more easily

  • A baseline can be assigned as the current baseline of the project in the baseline sheet itself

  • New Primavera v20 objects - financial period calendars, new role rates, resource assignment and role codes

Enhancements

  • Better session handling. The P6-Loader will disconnect properly from the P6 database when a session is no longer needed.

P6-Auditor v4 - New Release

Our latest version of P6-Auditor has a new look and feel making auditing definitions easier and faster to build.

April 8, 2021

Our latest version of P6-Auditor has a new look and feel making auditing definitions easier and faster to build.

New Features

  • New simplified user interface to make it easier to audit data

  • Filtering on each column right on screen

  • Control of the column ordering for each reporting area

  • Saving of the definitions for quick reusability

Enhancements

  • Field naming makes tool more user friendly

  • User management improvement

P6-Scrubber Review

"The tool has great versatility on changing the schedule to customize to the owner’s format requirements. I was very interested in the capability of rolling down the Global Calendars. The tool works great for me. The HTML reports are very detailed and informative. I used the tool to demote the calendars and to scrub the schedules.”

-Senior Specialist for an Alberta based Oil and Gas Company

"The tool has great versatility on changing the schedule to customize to the owner’s format requirements. I was very interested in the capability of rolling down the Global Calendars. The tool works great for me. The HTML reports are very detailed and informative. I used the tool to demote the calendars and to scrub the schedules.”

-Senior Specialist for an Alberta based Oil and Gas Company