Baseline1-10 Finish fields

The baseline finish fields (Baseline1 Finish through Baseline10 Finish) store the planned completion date for a task or resource assignment at the time you save a corresponding baseline. The Baseline1 Finish field stores planned finish dates for tasks or assignments saved with Baseline 1. Likewise, the Baseline2 Finish through Baseline10 Finish fields store planned finish dates for Baselines 2 through 10.

There are several categories of Baseline1-10 Finish fields.

Data Type    Date

Baseline1-10 Finish (task fields)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered

How Calculated    As soon as a baseline is saved, the date in the scheduled Finish field for the task is copied into the corresponding baseline finish field. The baseline finish field that is used (Baseline1 Finish, Baseline2 Finish, and so on) depends on which baseline was saved (Baseline 1, Baseline 2, and so on).

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline1-10 Finish fields to a task view when you've saved more than one baseline and you want to compare baseline finish dates to scheduled or actual finish dates for tasks. With multiple baselines, you can also compare baseline finish dates saved at different points in the project.

Example    At the start of your project 2 months ago, you saved a project baseline. A month ago, the scope of your project changed, and you saved a second baseline with Baseline 1. Since then, you've made further adjustments and have saved a third baseline with Baseline 2. You now want to compare and analyze the three sets of baseline finish dates. You add the Baseline Finish, Baseline1 Finish, and Baseline2 Finish fields to the Task Sheet.

Remarks    The baseline finish fields contain "NA" until you save a corresponding baseline, which you can do at any time during the project in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. Setting the baseline copies the currently scheduled fields for tasks into the corresponding baseline fields.

Baseline1-10 Finish (resource fields)

Entry Type    Null

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline1-10 Finish fields to the Resource Usage view when you've saved more than one baseline and you want to display or filter corresponding baseline finish dates for assignments. You can also use multiple baselines to compare baseline finish dates saved at different points in the project.

Example    At the start of your project two months ago, you saved a project baseline. A month ago, the scope of your project changed, and you saved a second baseline with Baseline 1. Since then, you've made further adjustments and have saved a third baseline with Baseline 2. You now want to compare and analyze the three sets of baseline finish dates in the context of resources and their assignments. You add the Baseline Finish, Baseline1 Finish, and Baseline2 Finish fields to the Resource Usage view. No information appears in the baseline finish fields next to the resource names. However, the baseline finish dates for their assignments appear in the baseline finish assignment fields below each resource name.

Baseline1-10 Finish (assignment fields)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered

How Calculated    As soon as a baseline is saved, the date in the scheduled Finish field for the assignment is copied into the corresponding assignment baseline finish field. The baseline finish field that is used (Baseline1 Finish, Baseline2 Finish, and so on) depends on which baseline was saved (Baseline 1, Baseline 2, and so on).

Best Uses    Add one of the Baseline1-10 Finish fields to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view when you've saved more than one baseline and you want to compare baseline finish dates to scheduled or actual finish dates for assignments. With multiple baselines, you can also compare baseline finish dates saved at different points in the project.

Example    At the start of your project two months ago, you saved a project baseline. A month ago, the scope of your project changed, and you saved a second baseline with Baseline 1. Since then, you've made further adjustments and have saved a third baseline with Baseline 2. You now want to compare and analyze the three sets of baseline finish dates. You add the Baseline Finish, Baseline1 Finish, and Baseline2 Finish fields to the Task Usage view.

Remarks    The baseline finish fields contain "NA" until you save a corresponding baseline, which you can do at any time during the project in the Set Baseline dialog box. Select the baseline you want—Baseline or Baseline 1 through Baseline 10. Setting a baseline copies the currently scheduled fields for tasks and assignments into the corresponding baseline fields.

Applies To: Project 2010, Project Professional 2013, Project 2007, Project Standard 2013, Project Standard 2010



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