Comparing XER Files with Change Inspector

Change Inspector improves the schedule review process and reduces the review time. It also highlights the problem areas, like the activities that were supposed to start in the update period but didn’t.Change Inspector provides the schedule comparison results in a series of comprehensive and organized reports.

With Change Inspector, in 3 easy steps, a detailed schedule comparison report can be created.

Step 1 – Load and Compare two Primavera P6 XER files

Loading up 2 Primavera P6 XER files is the first step in generating comparison reports. First, simply browse and select your base and revised XER files, then click the “Import Schedules” button.
Step 2 – Create Reports

Choose the report you want to see from the list on the left of the screen, then click the Create Reports button.
Change Inspector’s output is simple.  The reports are shown in different tabs where the user can switch from one report to another.   You can even set filters on each column to help your analysis.
Step 3 – Export to Excel

You can use the “Export to Excel” or “Print to HTML” features. Change Inspector allows you to quickly get your data in Excel for more massaging or formatting. It also generates a very nice HTML report of your data, complete with a table of contents.

Change Inspector will help reduce the time for reviewing schedule updates saving you time and money.

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Connecting to P6 databases using Change Inspector

Change Inspector can compare xer files or can directly connect to SQLite or Oracle databases.

1) Click on button to connect to P6 database




2)  Enter your login password for the P6 Oracle database, or select SQLite file to enter your password.


3) Select schedules for comparison.









4) Select reports from the reports list and click button to create reports


5) Use the report tabs to view the results.

6) Export reports  to Microsoft Excel by clicking


7) To clear the data and to run new comparison, click button


You can download these instructions in pdf format.  Connecting to P6 Database