Duration1-10 fields

The Duration1 through Duration10 fields are custom fields that store any task, resource, or assignment duration (duration: The total span of active working time that is required to complete a task. This is generally the amount of working time from the start to finish of a task, as defined by the project and resource calendar.) information you want.

There are several categories of Duration1-10 fields.

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

ShowDuration1-10 (task fields)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

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.

ShowDuration1-10 (resource fields)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered (calculated or entered field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Information that you enter in the field yourself overrides calculated values.)

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.

ShowDuration1-10 (assignment fields)

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.)

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."

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007, Project 2003