# How to assign a material resource more with an amount greater than "99,999"?

• ### Question

• Used.
- MSProject-2016 Pro Desktop.

I use a material resource.
I am trying to start a resource with an amount greater than "99,999".
I enter "10,000 0"
I get a message.
Invalid units value.
For productive resources (people or equipment), enter a positive number from 0 to 1,000,000,000 (or 100,000,000,000%) containing no more than two decimal places.
For costly resources (expenses, fees, or budgets), enter a positive number from 0 to 1,000,000,000,000 containing no more than two decimal places.
The assignment of material resources (consumables, for example, fuel or cement) can be fixed or variable. For a fixed purpose of material resources
enter only units. For example, the string '10' would mean '10 tons * if the unit of measurement for materials is “tons”.
For variable assignment of material resources, enter the value of units, then a slash (/) and the abbreviated name of the time period for which units are calculated. For example, the line
"12 / n" means "12 tons per week *.

Units do not apply to budget resources.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 6:52 AM

### Answers

• prog 1003,

You are attempting to exceed Project's max fixed material assignment level (i.e. > 60,000,000). See:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/specifications-for-microsoft-project-71e29e86-28dd-4582-a578-6506c5cc603a

I suggest you also take a look at:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/learn-more-about-resource-units-505fe97b-9265-43e4-9b23-8800fd716c58#bm_4

Yes I know, it's not the answer your wanted, but it is the answer.

John

• Edited by Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:01 PM more
• Marked as answer by Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:50 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:54 PM

### All replies

• prog1003,

Simple solution. You have entered the resource as "10 000" with a space between the second and third digits. Change that to "10000" or even "10,000" and it will work fine.

As an observation, you've been asking a lot of questions on the Project (and other) forums but when an answer is provided, you don't give much feedback and rarely give credit to the person who answers your question. For your reference, those of us who normally respond on these forums are volunteers, we do not work for nor are we associated with Microsoft. Recognition of our help would be appreciated.

John

Saturday, December 21, 2019 4:07 PM
• prog1003,

Simple solution. You have entered the resource as "10 000" with a space between the second and third digits. Change that to "10000" or even "10,000" and it will work fine.

As an observation, you've been asking a lot of questions on the Project (and other) forums but when an answer is provided, you don't give much feedback and rarely give credit to the person who answers your question. For your reference, those of us who normally respond on these forums are volunteers, we do not work for nor are we associated with Microsoft. Recognition of our help would be appreciated.

John

1. All the same, it somehow strange works.
I have to delete everything and re-enter the number.

2. Quote.
"As an observation, you asked a lot of questions on the Project forums (and others),
but when you get an answer,
you don’t leave a lot of reviews and rarely give credit to a person,
which answers your question.

For reference, those of us who usually respond to these forums,
are volunteers, we do not work and are not affiliated with Microsoft.
A recognition of our help will be appreciated. "

Sorry, I didn’t understand what was required of me?
Put a "voice" and put the status - "answer" for the answers that are the solution to my "question"?

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:06 PM
• prog1003,

1. I don't understand what your video is showing. Are you saying it works now?

2. I checked several of your posts on the forums. In a few cases you actually did mark the response as an answer, but most of the time, you don't provide any feedback. There is no REQUIREMENT to give feedback but if someone helps you, it is common courtesy to recognize that help, even if the answer may not have fully "answered" your question (give a vote), or if they did answer your question, even if it's not the answer your wanted, mark the response as answered.

John

Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:25 AM
• prog1003,

1. I don't understand what your video is showing. Are you saying it works now?

John

I clarify my message.
Comment on current video:
1. I enter 10,000,000 without spaces. I press Enter;
2. Result: a value is entered;
3. I enter 100,000,000 without spaces. I press Enter;
4. Result: error;

Standard Rate (resource field) = 1rub.

• Edited by Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:11 AM
Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:10 AM
• You have to enter 100 only.
Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:19 AM
• You have to enter 100 only.

I do not understand you.
If I enter - 100, then I get 100.
And I need 100 000 000.

Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:01 AM
• prog 1003,

You are attempting to exceed Project's max fixed material assignment level (i.e. > 60,000,000). See:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/specifications-for-microsoft-project-71e29e86-28dd-4582-a578-6506c5cc603a

I suggest you also take a look at:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/learn-more-about-resource-units-505fe97b-9265-43e4-9b23-8800fd716c58#bm_4

Yes I know, it's not the answer your wanted, but it is the answer.

John

• Edited by Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:01 PM more
• Marked as answer by Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:50 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:54 PM