Indicators field

The Indicators field displays indicators that give different types of information about a task or resources. For example, a completed indicator Completed task indicator alerts you that the task is completed, and a note indicator Note indicator means that a task or resource note is attached.

Note   Unlike other fields, the Indicators field is represented by an icon Indicator column heading instead of a word, such as the Task Name field.

Data Type    Indicator

Indicators (task field)

Entry Type    Calculated

How Calculated     Microsoft Office Project 2007 adds the appropriate indicator to the Indicators field when certain conditions in the project are met. For example, when a task is completed, Project 2007 automatically adds the completed indicator Completed task indicator to the task's Indicators field. When you enter or receive a note for a task, Project 2007 adds the note indicator Note indicator.

Best Uses    Add the Indicators field to a task view when you want to display the indicators that give quick, graphical information about tasks.

Example    In the Task Sheet view, you see the completed indicator next to several tasks. This means the tasks are finished. For another task, you see a note indicator, meaning the task has an associated comment.

Remarks    By default, the Indicators field is the first column in the Gantt Chart view and Task Sheet view. When you point to an indicator in the Indicators field, a ScreenTip provides more information.

Indicators (resource field)

Entry Type    Calculated

How Calculated    Project 2007 adds the appropriate indicator to the Indicators field when certain conditions in the project are met. For example, when a resource is overallocated, Project 2007 automatically adds the leveling indicator Resource leveling indicator. When you enter a note for a resource, Project 2007 adds the note indicator Note indicator.

Best Uses    Add the Indicators field to a resource sheet when you want to display indicators that give quick, graphical information about the resource.

Example    In the Resource Sheet view, you see the note indicator next to several resources. This means that you have entered notes about or received comments from these resources. You see the leveling indicator next to several other resources, so you now know that these resources are overallocated.

Remarks    By default, the Indicators field is the first column in the Resource Sheet and Resource Usage views. When you point to an indicator in the Indicators field, a ScreenTip provides more information.

List of indicator icons

Miscellaneous indicators

Indicator

Description

Note indicator

The task, resource, or assignment has a note attached to it.

Button image

The task, resource, or assignment has a hyperlink associated with it.

Resource leveling indicator

The resource needs leveling.

Missed deadline indicator

The task finishes on a date that is later than its deadline date.

Constraint indicators

Indicator

Description

Inflexible constraint indicator

The task has an inflexible constraint, such as the following:

  • Must Finish On (for projects scheduled from the start date).

  • Must Start On (for all projects).

Moderately flexible constraint indicator

The task has a moderately flexible constraint, such as the following:

  • Finish No Earlier Than (for projects scheduled from the start date).

  • Finish No Later Than (for projects scheduled from the finish date).

  • Start No Earlier Than (for projects scheduled from the start date).

  • Start No Later Than (for projects scheduled from the finish date).

Unscheduled or uncompleted task indicator

The task has not been scheduled or completed within the constraint's time frame.

Task type indicators

Indicator

Description

Recurring task indicator

The task is a recurring task.

Completed task indicator

The task is complete.

Inserted project indicator

The task is an inserted project.

Read-only inserted project indicator

The task is an inserted project that is read-only.

Already inserted project indicator

This project has already been inserted into this project or another master project.

Calendared task indicator

The task has a calendar applied to it.

Task with non-intersecting task and resource calendars

The task has non-intersecting task and resource calendars.

Deliverable and dependency indicators

Indicator

Description

Deliverable graphic

The task has a deliverable associated with it that another project depends on for its completion.

Dependency gif

The task has an external dependency on a task in another project.

Contour indicators

Indicator

Description

Back-loaded contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using a back-loaded contour.

Bell contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using a bell contour.

Double-peak contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using a double-peak contour.

Early contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using an early-peak contour.

Edited contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using an edited contour.

Front-loaded contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using a front-loaded contour.

Late-peak contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using a late-peak contour.

Turtle contour work assignment

The work of the assignment is distributed using a turtle contour.

Applies To: Project 2010, Project Standard 2007, Project Professional 2013, Project 2007, Project Pro for Office 365, Project Standard 2013, Project Standard 2010



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