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Availability to use Custom Project Fields in Resource Assignment view RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Project Server 2007 is it possible to configure the "Resource Assignment" View to include Custom Project Fields?  In the configuration tool it only appears that I can select task or custom task fields to be a part of the view.  If not then is there a way to write a formula in a custom task field to make it equal the data that is contained in a specified Custom Project field?
    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:06 PM

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  • BuhlBoy --

    In Project Server 2007, you can use a combination of task, resource, and assignment fields in a Resource Assignments view, but you cannot use a custom enterprise Project field in a Resource Assignments view.  Depending on the type of field you used to create the custom Project field, you could probably create a custom enterprise Task field containing a formula that references the Project field.  For example, I successfully created a custom enterprise Task field called Project Risk that references a custom enterprise Project field called Risk using the following simple formula:

    [Risk]

    Microsoft Project 2007 correctly displayed the information from the Risk field at the project level on every task in the Project Risk field.  Just a thought.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    • Marked as answer by BuhlBoy Thursday, August 4, 2011 2:43 AM
    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:39 PM
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  • BuhlBoy --

    In Project Server 2007, you can use a combination of task, resource, and assignment fields in a Resource Assignments view, but you cannot use a custom enterprise Project field in a Resource Assignments view.  Depending on the type of field you used to create the custom Project field, you could probably create a custom enterprise Task field containing a formula that references the Project field.  For example, I successfully created a custom enterprise Task field called Project Risk that references a custom enterprise Project field called Risk using the following simple formula:

    [Risk]

    Microsoft Project 2007 correctly displayed the information from the Risk field at the project level on every task in the Project Risk field.  Just a thought.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by BuhlBoy Thursday, August 4, 2011 2:43 AM
    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks that sounds like it would work.  It doesn't appear that I can see the entire formula in your response, can you please resend. Thanks
    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:06 PM
  • BuhlBoy --

    The entire formula is:

    [Risk]

    There is nothing more to the formula that the name of the field, which is Risk in this case.  What you would need to do is create a formula similar to the above, but using the name of your custom enterprise Project field.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:36 AM
    Moderator