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khodson3
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Registered: ‎07-10-2008
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Submittal log Import failure

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03-20-2009 10:39 AM
Somehow I've gotten this to work before, but now am unable to import the downloaded and updated CW provided Excel template. I can successfully Download the Excel Template. (If I just save it, it defaults as an .xls file - Submittal_Item.xls).

I copy and paste corresponding columns from our project's submittal log (also an .xls) into the new one. When I try to import, I get this error

Please select an .xml file to upload.

So I go back to the Submittal_Item.xls and try to save it as a .xml file, and I get this error.

Cannot save XML data because the workbook does not contain any XML mappings.

So I go back to download the Excel Template and type in .xml for the extension. I have to right click and Open it with Excel (if I don't, I get a longwinded error message in a new IE window). I can update it, but cannot save. I get this again.

Cannot save XML data because the workbook does not contain any XML mappings.

Halp!
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skpost99
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Registered: ‎08-05-2008
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Re: Submittal log Import failure

03-30-2009 06:53 AM in reply to: khodson3
Did you check to make sure that macros are enabled? If excel disables the macros, then the file will not save properly. You won't get the prompt to save the xml file.
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skpost99
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Re: Submittal log Import failure

03-30-2009 06:53 AM in reply to: khodson3
Did you check to make sure that macros are enabled? If excel disables the macros, then the file will not save properly. You won't get the prompt to save the xml file.
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khodson3
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Re: Submittal log Import failure

03-30-2009 07:45 AM in reply to: khodson3
After downloading the template, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 informs me that macros have been disabled in a yellow bar below the toolbar. I click on options to restore the macros.
I've given up on this upload/download. After spending 8 hours on it, it is not a good use of time.
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skpost99
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Registered: ‎08-05-2008
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Re: Submittal log Import failure

03-30-2009 11:38 AM in reply to: khodson3
Well, at least you got to it. It's just a matter of making sure the macros are enabled. Then when you save, you are prompted for the XML. We don't use the submittals import either because you have to have the packages created in Constructware before you can even import the items. It would be more of a benefit if we could get the packages imported into the system.

Sorry it didn't work for you.
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