Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity

After exporting the activity table from Primavera P6 to Excel, it’s very hard to identity the level of the WBS structure.

Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity-1
The activity table without WBS level information

This article describes how to identify the WBS level.

The first step is to add one column to show the WBS level and enter the following formula to this column: 

=IF(C2=””,((FIND(TRIM(B2),B2))-1)/2,”Activity”)

Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity. Formula of WBS Level column
Formula of WBS Level column

Copy the formula to all the rest of the rows:

Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity. Fill down the formula to all the rows
Fill down the formula to all the rows

Finally, the WBS can show its level.

11 thoughts on “Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity

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  1. Hi all,

    can anyone help me?
    very strange..excel gives out formula issue as follow:

    We found a problem with this formula. Try clicking Insert Function on the Formulas tab to fix it, or click Help for more info on common formula problems.

    Not trying to type a formula?
    When the first character is an equal (=) or minus (-) sign, Excel thinks it`s a formula:

    you type =1+1, cell shows : 2

    To get arround this, type an apostrophe (`) first:

    you type: `=1+1, cell shows =1+1

    Thanks

    Like

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