XML is a computer language originally developed for the web to be a companion to HTML. Because XML is so versatile, you’ll find it in lots of software packages, including Primavera. XML is perfect for storing and exchanging database data between incompatible systems but has other uses too. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language – I know…..<snore>. What IS interesting is that anyone can read XML – it’s human-readable and easy to understand. So try exporting a P6 project as XML, then open the file in notepad for a look. You might be surprised what you see.
About Michael Lepage
Michael is an avid project controls blogger and is the Chief Learning Officer here at Plan Academy. Michael has taught 1000s professionals how to use project controls software like Primavera P6 over the past 10 years through his online courses and tutorials. Michael is a member of AACE, the Guild of Project Controls and holds his PMP certification from PMI.