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Read MPP files W-I-T-H-O-U-T MS Project installed, any tools that can do this?

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Hello, there:

Must read data from a .mpp file on a computer that does not have MS Project installed.  Must know by early afternoon if this can be done using any java tool or API.

Thank you,
Patricia
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It says:
The MPXJ library is an open source Java implementation of a file handling library
to create, read, and write Microsoft Project Exchange (MPX) files, Project 2002 and 2003 MSPDI XML files,
and read Microsoft Project 98, 2000, 2002, and 2003 (MPP) files.
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by:pdlarue
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Thank you all for the sanity check.  I also find MPXJ.  However, VERY IMPORTANT, are we absolutely sure that MPXJ does NOT require MS Project on the computer?

Thanks again,
Patricia
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>>are we absolutely sure that MPXJ does NOT require MS Project on the computer?
I quote: "The MPP functionality depends on the POI library produced by the Apache Jakarta project."
So, I think the answer is yes.
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Great!!  Hey, I just read about MSPDI.  MPXJ supports three file formats, Microsoft Project Exchange (MPX), Microsoft Project (MPP), and Microsoft Project Data Interchange (MSPDI).  It says: "The MSPDI file format is Microsoft's XML file format for storing project data. Microsoft Project 2002 and Microsoft Project 2003 can read and write MSPDI files. MPXJ allows MSPDI files to be created, read, and written."

Currently, I can read the project data from a .xml file.  However, there is user-defined MS Project information that is not stored with the data in the .xml file.  Do you know if I can retrieve that "MS Project" information from a MSPDI file?

Thanks again for your help,
Patricia

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>> Do you know if I can retrieve that "MS Project" information from a MSPDI file?
No, I don't. Sorry.
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by:AndersAtKadonk
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You can get a completely free Project Viewer at KaDonk.

http://www.kadonk.com/freeprojectviewer.aspx

No trial or expiration date, opens all project 2000, 2003 and 2007 files, runs on windows 2000, XP, and Vista.
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