Contouring Material Resources RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I was wondering if there are any settings in Project Professional that I could change that would allow me to manually spread material dollars? I am able to assign labor hours my month in the Task Usage view but cannot do the same for resources designated as Material or Cost. Unfortunately one of the built-in contouring options will not be sufficient.


    Jessica Hancock

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:00 PM


All replies

  • Jessica --
    You can use any of the pre-defined Work Contours with a Material resource, or you can manually type the amount of the resource you consume per day, week, or whatever.  Have you tried manually typing the consumption amount per time period?  Let us know and we will try to help.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:05 PM
  • Dale,

    Thanks for your response. I am using a task usage view (see below) to assign resources, enter start and finish dates, and an overall cost. I am then trying to spread the dollar value using the detailed view on the right. I can't edit any values in this spreadsheet. I think a setting must not be set correctly.


    Jessica Hancock

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:29 PM
  • Hi,

    Indeed, you cannot contour Cost directly but you can contour Work (meaning Consumption for material resources. This will atomatically transform into Cost using the unit rate.


    Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:06 PM