Data Type Text (text field: A type of field whose content is text. Examples include the Task Name and Email Address fields. This field can contain up to 255 characters.)
Entry Type Entered (entered field: A field in which you may type or edit information. This is in contrast with a calculated field, in which Project calculates and enters information.)
Description The Contact field contains the name of an individual responsible for a task. This person can be someone other than the assigned resource.
Best Uses Add the Contact field to a task view when you want to view the names of the individuals responsible for tasks who might be different than assigned resources.
Example You are managing a large project that involves several departments. You add the Contact field to the Task Sheet view. For each summary task, you type the names of the individuals responsible for the summary task. For another example, suppose you have a set of tasks for which the resources are equipment. You add the Contact field and enter the name of the general foreman responsible for the equipment and this set of tasks.