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The current version of the XML Importer only supports importing projects and project-related data generated using XMLExporter.exportFullProject(). For the list of business objects and related data exported by the XMLExporter.exportFullProject(), refer to the XMLExporter JavaDoc.

The XMLImporter can also import XML generated data from other sources if the XML conforms to the required schema and all necessary data are provided. However, anything that is not in the full-project export, does not get imported, even if it is in the schema (for example, Users).

Note: Read-only fields or business objects do not get imported either, and this version of the XMLImporter does not support importing Documents and related business objects.

An example of using the XMLImporter is provided by the importer demo application (

Note: The XML Importer will not allow invalid data to be imported. It is your responsibility to ensure the data is valid before initiating the import process. For example, activities and resource assignments will not be imported if the actual finish date precedes the actual start date in the XML file.

If the data you would like to import is incomplete or does not conform to the full project export schema, you can still use the API to create an integration solution. One possibility would be to use DOM, SAX, or StAX to parse the XML yourself and then call the appropriate methods of the API directly. For XML files for which you have the XML Schema (XSD) available, an even better alternative might be to use an XML binding technology such as JAXB.

Note: It is highly recommended that you use the XMLImporter whenever possible due to the many complexities that can be involved in the import process in data dependency and matching.

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Last Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013