Enterprise Date1-30 fields

The Enterprise Date1 through Enterprise Date30 fields can store any custom task, resource, or assignment date information as defined by your project management administrator or other user with administrative permissions. These fields are then made available to all users throughout the enterprise. The Enterprise Date fields can also include start and finish date information.

There are several categories of Enterprise Date1-30 fields.

Data Type    Date (date field: A type of field whose content is a date. Examples include the Baseline Start and Early Finish fields.)

ShowEnterprise Date1-30 (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.)

How Calculated    Depending on how they were customized, the Enterprise Date fields might be defined with formulas or other conditions to display specific results.

Best Uses    You can add any defined and available Enterprise Date field to a task view; you can also see a list of available enterprise custom task fields, in the Task Information dialog box.

Example    You are the project management administrator, and you've received requests from project managers for a custom date field for tracking estimated completion dates for work on a milestone (milestone: A reference point marking a major event in a project and used to monitor the project's progress. Any task with zero duration is automatically displayed as a milestone; you can also mark any other task of any duration as a milestone.) phase. You define Enterprise Date1 as the new "Estimated Completion Date" task field. You define the field in the checked-out enterprise global template, and then check it in again to make it available to all users.

You are a project manager, and you see that there is a new Enterprise Date field available: "Estimated Completion Date" is defined for the Enterprise Date1 field. You add this field to the Gantt Chart and use it to track the estimated completion dates for work on a milestone phase.

Remarks    Only someone with permission to save the enterprise global template (for example, your project management administrator) can check out and edit items in the enterprise global template. All users throughout the enterprise can then view Enterprise fields that have been defined and checked in.

ShowEnterprise Date1-30 (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.)

How Calculated    Depending on how they were customized, the Enterprise Date fields might be defined with formulas or other conditions to display specific results.

Best Uses    You can add any defined and available Enterprise Date field to a resource view; you can also see a list of available enterprise custom resource fields, in the Resource Information dialog box.

Example    You are the project management administrator, and you've received requests from project managers for a custom date field to include resource start dates on the project. You define the Enterprise Date1 field as the new "Project Start" resource field. You define the field in the checked-out enterprise global template, and then check it in again to make it available to all users.

You are a project manager, and you see that there is a new Enterprise Date field available: "Project Start" is defined for the Enterprise Date1 field. You add this field to the Resource Sheet and use it to track the project start dates for resources.

Remarks    Only someone with permission to save the enterprise global template (for example, your project management administrator) can check out and edit items in the enterprise global template. All users throughout the enterprise can then view Enterprise fields that have been defined and checked in.

ShowEnterprise Date1-30 (assignment 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.)

How Calculated    Depending on how they were customized, the Enterprise Date fields might be defined with formulas or other conditions to display specific results.

Best Uses    You can add any defined and available Enterprise Date field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view. The Enterprise Date fields can also include start and finish date information.

Example    You are the project management administrator, and you've received requests from project managers for a custom date field to track the estimated 50 percent completion date for assignments on critical tasks. You define the Enterprise Date1 field as the new "Halfway Point" assignment field. You define the field in the checked-out enterprise global template, and then check it in again to make it available to all users.

You are a project manager, and you see that there is a new Enterprise Date field available: "Halfway Point" is defined for the Enterprise Date1 field. You add this field to the Task Usage view, and use it to track the estimated 50 percent completion date for the assignments on critical tasks.

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 enterprise can then view Enterprise fields that have been defined and checked in.

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