Duration1-10 fields

The Duration1 through Duration10 fields are custom fields that store any task, resource, or assignment duration information you want.

There are several categories of Duration1-10 fields.

Data Type    Duration

Duration1-10 (task fields)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered

Best Uses    Add one or more custom duration fields to a task view when you want to enter custom task duration information that is not already provided by a standard Project duration field.

Example    You can enter the longest estimated duration for a task in the Duration1 field and the shortest estimated duration in the Duration2 field.

Remarks    Values in the custom duration fields do not affect Project calculations. The default duration is "0 days."

You can create custom value lists, formulas, and graphical indicators for any of the custom duration fields. You can also create custom attributes or rename a custom duration field in the Custom Fields dialog box. Specifying a formula causes the field to become read-only.

You can copy the custom fields you create, along with their custom attributes, to other project files in the Organizer dialog box.

Duration1-10 (resource fields)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered

Best Uses    Add one or more custom duration fields to a resource view when you want to enter custom resource duration information.

Example    You want to see your list of resources in the context of their shortest and longest durations on your project. You add the Duration1 field to a resource view, name it "Total Duration," and enter the values of their rolled up assignments.

Remarks    Values in the custom duration fields do not affect Project calculations. The default duration is "0 days."

You can create custom value lists, formulas, and graphical indicators for any of the custom duration fields. You can also create custom attributes or rename a custom duration field in the Custom Fields dialog box. Specifying a formula causes the field to become read-only.

You can copy the custom fields you create, along with their custom attributes, to other project files in the Organizer dialog box.

Duration1-10 (assignment fields)

Entry Type    Entered

Best Uses    Add one or more custom duration fields to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view when you want to display custom duration information for assignments.

Example    You can enter the longest estimated duration for an assignment in the Duration1 field and the shortest estimated duration in the Duration2 field.

Remarks    Values in the custom duration fields do not affect Project calculations. The default duration is "0 days."

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