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Convert MS Project (MPP) to Excel with .NET REST API.

In the world of project management, flexibility and efficiency are paramount. When it comes to handling Microsoft Project files (MPP) and transforming them into Excel workbooks (XLS or XLSX), the process can be a game-changer. Converting Microsoft Project files (MPP) to Excel (XLS or XLSX) brings forth a host of benefits that can elevate your project management capabilities. Whether it’s for enhanced reporting, sharing, or further analysis, the need to export MS Project data to Excel is a common requirement. This article embarks on a journey to explore the easy but robust methods to convert MPP to Excel using .NET REST API.

REST API for MPP to Excel Conversion

MPP to Excel conversion becomes a breeze when you harness the power of the Aspose.Tasks Cloud SDK for .NET. This versatile toolkit offers a comprehensive solution to seamlessly transform your Microsoft Project files (MPP) into Excel workbooks (XLS or XLSX) without the hassle of manual data entry or formatting. Furthermore, the SDK also ensures that your MPP to Excel conversion is precise, efficient, and accessible from anywhere. So, let’s delve into the capabilities of this SDK and empower your project management endeavors with MPP to Excel conversion.

In order to use the SDK in your project, please search Aspose.Tasks-Cloud in NuGet packages manager and click the Add Package button. This will add the SDK reference in your project. Secondly, obtain your client credentials from cloud dashboard.

In case you do not have an existing account, simply create a free account by following the instructions specified over quick start.

Convert MPP to XLSX with C# .NET

Get ready to unlock the potential of MPP to Excel conversion and witness the transformation of your project data management using C# .NET.

Given below are the quick details regarding code snippet which can help us to export MS Project to Excel workbook.

TasksApi tasksApi = new TasksApi(clientSecret, clientID);

Create an object of TasksApi class while passing client credentials as input arguments.

var saveOptionsSerialized = "{ \"TextDelimiter\":\"Comma\", \"IncludeHeaders\":false,\"NonExistingTestProperty\":false," +
    "\"View\":{ \"Columns\":[{Type:\"GanttChartColumn\",\"Name\":\"TestColumn1\",\"Property\":\"Name\",\"Width\":120}," +

Create SaveOptions instance where we define custom properties for conversion operation.

tasksApi.PostTaskDocumentWithFormat(new PostTaskDocumentWithFormatRequest(){.....}

Call the API to begin the conversion operation. In this method, we pass name of input MPP file, and SaveOptions instance as arguments.

saveToDisk(finalResponse, resultant);

Call the custom method to save the resultant workbook (returned as stream instance) to local storage.

The sample MPP file used in the above example can be downloaded from Home move plan.mpp.

Convert MPP to Excel with cURL Commands

With Aspose.Tasks Cloud and cURL commands at your disposal, MPP to Excel conversion is at your fingertips. This powerful combination offers a versatile and efficient way to convert Microsoft Project files (MPP) to Excel workbooks (XLS or XLSX) without any programming knowledge. So, whether you’re automating data export, enhancing reporting capabilities, or streamlining your project workflows, this approach ensures that your MPP to Excel conversion is both flexible and accessible.

The first step in this approach is to generate a JWT access token using the following command:

curl -v "" \
 -X POST \
 -d "grant_type=client_credentials&client_id=163c02a1-fcaa-4f79-be54-33012487e783&client_secret=c71cfe618cc6c0944f8f96bdef9813ac" \
 -H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
 -H "Accept: application/json"

Once we have the JWT token, please execute the following command to export MS Project (MPP) file to Excel worksheet.

curl -v -X GET "{inputFile}/format?format=xlsx&returnAsZipArchive=false" \
-H  "accept: multipart/form-data" \
-H  "authorization: Bearer <JWT Token>" \
-o resultant.xlsx

Replace inputFile with the name of input MPP document available in Cloud storage and, replace accessToken with JWT access token generated above.


In this article, we have mastered an efficient method to convert Microsoft Project files (MPP) to Excel (XLS or XLSX) so that we can transform our project data for enhanced reporting, analysis, and sharing. Whether you choose the user-friendly Aspose.Tasks Cloud SDK for .NET or opt for the flexibility of Aspose.Tasks Cloud and cURL commands, your project data will be more accessible and versatile, paving the way for more informed decisions and improved project outcomes.

Both methods empower project managers, analysts, and teams to streamline their data management, ensuring that project data transitions smoothly between formats.

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