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Hi,am creating a custom field to display the total mandays rather than the elapsed date. For ex. if a resource is working for 4 days with 50 % unit then the man days will be 2 days and not 4 days I want to find out the field name which ...

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    man days Field

    Hi,am creating a custom field to display the total mandays rather than the elapsed date. For ex. if a resource is working for 4 days with 50 % unit then the man days will be 2 days and not 4 days
    I want to find out the field name which stores this Unit %. Iam not able to find out. Can anyone help me to resolve this

    Thanks in advanc
    Arun
    Arun
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    Re: man days Field

    Hello Arun,

    I think that you are looking for the "Assignment Units" field, but what do
    you think about the "Work" field ? You can format it in (man)days :
    Tools/ Options / Schedule / Work is entered in... Days

    Hope this helps,

    Gérard Ducouret

    "Arun" <microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de
    news: com... 
    elapsed date. For ex. if a resource is working for 4 days with 50 % unit
    then the man days will be 2 days and not 4 days 
    to find out. Can anyone help me to resolve this. 


    Gérard
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    Re: man days Field

    Hi, Thanks for ur early reply. But i was trying to find out the Mandays. the duration column that is displayed is the elapsed date/time. For ex. a resource is working on a task for 4 half a days . then the total effort put by that task is 2 mandays & not 4 mandays. But the duration field displayed in the gantt chart displays as 4. I want to add a custome field & calculate this mandays. How do i do that??

    Thanks again.
    Arun
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    Re: man days Field

    The duration column is actually not elapsed time at all. There are in fact
    three measures to keep in mind here and they are NOT interchangeable.

    Duration - the number of working time minutes between when a task begins and
    when it finishes.

    Elapsed Time - the total number of clock minutes, including both working and
    non-working time, between when the task begins and when it finishes.

    Work - the number of effort units, i.e. the sweat, required to complete the
    task, usually expressed in man-hours but it's perfectly ok to use man-days
    if you prefer and this is the value you are trying to display.

    Assuming the standard calendar, a task beginning 8am today, 26 Jan, and
    finishing 5pm Friday, 06 Feb, with 1 person working 4 hours per day on it
    will have an elapsed time of ~11.33 24-hour days (weekend counts) or 272
    hours, a duration of 10 8-hour days (weekend and nights do not count) or 80
    hours, and a work of 40 man-hours or 5 man-days.

    In the Tools Options menu, Schedule tab, set the units for work to be
    entered in days. Add the Work column to the entry table in your Gantt chart
    and any other tables where you like to see it. Be advised that the Work
    field does not get populated until resources are assigned the task because
    any number you put there is almost meaningless until the number of hours the
    resource who is assigned works in a day and the percentage of his workday he
    is expected to spend on that task are known.

    Steve House
    MS Project MVP

    "Arun" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:com... 
    the duration column that is displayed is the elapsed date/time. For ex. a
    resource is working on a task for 4 half a days . then the total effort put
    by that task is 2 mandays & not 4 mandays. But the duration field displayed
    in the gantt chart displays as 4. I want to add a custome field & calculate
    this mandays. How do i do that?? 


    Steve

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