Data Type Outline code
Entry Type Calculated or Entered
Description The Enterprise Project Outline Code1 through Enterprise Project Outline Code30 fields can store any alphanumeric code that is defined to represent a flat list or hierarchical structure (for example, cost accounting codes associated with projects). Outline codes are custom tags for projects that share traits; they can be used to group projects in a variety of ways, and also to see summarized, or rolled-up, information about a project grouping. Enterprise Project Outline Codes are defined by the project management administrator or other user with administrative permissions. These fields are then made available to all users throughout the organization.
How Calculated Depending on how they were customized, Enterprise Project Outline code fields might be defined with formulas, graphical indicators, or other conditions to display specific results.
Best Uses You can see a list of available enterprise custom project fields and change their values as needed in the Project Information dialog box. You can also add any defined enterprise project field to a task view by first adding the project summary task. This is especially useful when working with master projects and subprojects. You can also filter, sort, or group information by this field.
Example You are the project management administrator, and there's a need for a custom field to display projects grouped and summarized by their cost centers. Using the checked-out enterprise global template, you define the Enterprise Project Outline Code1 field for this purpose. You then check in the enterprise global template again to make the new project field available to all users.
You are a project manager, and you see in the Project Information dialog box that there is a new Enterprise Project Outline code field available: "Cost Code" is defined for the Enterprise Project Outline Code1 field. You add the project summary task to the Gantt Chart, and then add the Cost Code (Enterprise Project Outline Code1) field.
Remarks Only someone with permission to save the enterprise global template (for example, the project management administrator) can check out and edit items in the enterprise global template. All users throughout the organization can then view enterprise fields that have been defined and checked in.