New behavior for Cost field in Project Pro 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     I noticed that in Project Pro 2013, in the Cost table, the user is able to edit the Cost field calculated by Project for each task. The difference is thrown in the Fixed Cost field (generally with  a negative value) 

    Is this new behavior commented by Microsoft?

    Is it possible to prevent the software for accepting this behavior?


    Monday, November 11, 2013 3:26 PM


  • Hi,

    As far as I tested, cost table has the same behavior in both 2010 and 2013 version.

    The cost field of an assignment will be calculated based on the work and the resource standard rate. 

    Then if you force a value in the cost field, the fixed cost will be calculated as follow : new cost - old cost. Meaning that if you enter a lower cost, the fixed cost will then be negative.

    I'd advice to do the other way around. Assign a resource to the task and then enter a fixed cost that wil be added consequently to the cost field.

    Hope this helps.

    Guillaume Rouyre - MBA, MCP, MCTS

    • Marked as answer by WLID1966 Saturday, November 16, 2013 4:09 PM
    Monday, November 11, 2013 4:29 PM