This video covers using a text field so that the result provides you with the ability to see results in text values that make understanding data easier.
- [Narrator] Choosing the right field in Microsoft Project…is by selecting the data type…and how it will be populated, used,…and, of course, reported on.…Cost fields will be formatted in cost datasets.…So I'll insert that column and select cost.…And as you can see, it's populated as a dollar sign,…like a cost value.…I can insert another column, custom column,…like a date field,…and in this case, I pick date one.…
And it will be formatted as a calendar or date.…I can also insert a third column, which is a flag field,…and it will be formatted as a binary yes/no value.…Now, these values carry over to the resource side as well,…and are completely separated from task and resource.…However, there are some columns…that do go across the dataset,…so I can use them on both the task and the resource side.…
I'm going to select all three of those columns…and hide each column.…I'm going to go to the resource sheet,…and on the resource sheet,…I have some resources already pre-entered.…I'm going to copy those values on the resource name…
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- Touring custom field categories
- Working with enterprise fields
- Creating lookup tables
- Choosing custom fields
- Using custom fields to edit built-in fields
- Importing fields and formulas
- Creating formulas to edit text based on other fields
- Creating graphical indicators
- Choosing effective indicators
- Importing indicator criteria