Resource Type (task field)

Data Type    Enumerated

Entry Type    Calculated

Description    The Resource Type field indicates whether resources assigned to this task are work or material resources. Work resources are people and equipment. Material resources are consumable supplies, such as steel, concrete, or soil.

How Calculated    The Resource Type field is derived from the setting in the Type resource field, either Work or Material.

Best Uses    Add the Resource Type field to the Task Usage view when you want to view the types of resources assigned to tasks. Also use the Resource Type field when sorting, filtering, or grouping tasks by their resource types. This field can be particularly useful when you want to review all material resources together in the context of tasks.

Example    You want to take a closer look at the tasks that material resources are assigned to. In the Gantt Chart, you group the tasks by resource type. All the material resources are grouped together, followed by the work resources.

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

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