Resource Type (assignment field)

Data Type     Enumerated

Entry Type     Calculated

Description     The Resource Type field indicates whether the resource for this assignment is a work or material resource. Work resources are people and equipment. Material resources are consumable supplies, such as steel, concrete, or soil.

Best Uses     Add the Resource Type field to the Resource Usage view when you want to view the types of resources on assignments. Also use the Resource Type field when sorting, filtering, or grouping assignments by their resource types. This field can be particularly useful when you want to review all material resources together in the context of assignments, so you can adjust assignment units, for example.

Example     You need to adjust work for your work resources to balance the workload from overallocated resources to underallocated ones. You also want to review the quantities you have set for material resources, so you can schedule supplier delivery. In the Resource Usage view, group the assignments by their resource type. All the material resources are grouped together, followed by the work resources.

Remarks     You can set the resource type in the Resource Information dialog box. This field is also available by default, as Type, on the Entry table in the Resource Sheet view. Work is the default resource type.

In the Resource Usage view, this field is simply called Type.

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