Option: Automatically add new resources and tasks RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    In Project Pro 2016 we are using a shared resource pool. To prevent he users from creating new resources, we unchecked the option: File / options / Advanced / General options for this project: Automatically add new resources and tasks.

    But if the user enter a wrong resource name in any view, Project accepts this name and create a new resource.

    So, what is the use of this option ?


    Sunday, January 22, 2017 2:24 PM


  • Robert6156,

    I can understand why that option is confusing. Here's what it means. With the option checked a user can type in a new resource name to the Resource Names field on the Gantt Chart view and Project will automatically add that resource to the Resource Sheet. With the option un-checked, if a user enters a new resource name into the Resource Names field, a alert will pop up asking if the user wants to add the resource to the Resource Sheet.

    I believe the option is intended to insure that when a resource pool is used, a sharer file user is given a warning about adding new resources to the pool, but, it will not prevent it as long as the user does has write access to the pool.

    Hope this helps.


    • Marked as answer by Robert6156 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:27 PM
    Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:57 PM