I've started to test with the Primavera XML files and MSP 2003. I have confirmed that the original Primavera XML file does open in MSP 2003. The files I'm using are basically the same exercise files that I used for the MS Project Tests. The only difference is that the XML was generated by Primavera.
The first test is relatively simple. Read the XML file, update some extended attributes, Save the XML file. (as far as I know - only read except for Extended Attributes).
When the saved file is opened by MS Project, I get the same errors ... something about duration format not being correct.
When I do a file compare (original vs Imported), I notice a lot more has been added to the XML file after saving. I've attached the two files.
My conclusions ... the Primavera files (original) seem to open ok. Something appears to have been injected in the save process to cause the errors ... I'll keep looking to see if I can find it..
Any thoughts or support appreciated!!