Flag1-20 fields

The Flag1 through Flag20 fields indicate whether a task, resource, or assignment is marked for further action or identification of some kind. To mark a task, click Yes in a Flag field. If you don't want a task marked, click No. By default, flag fields are set to No.

There are several categories of Flag1-20 fields.

Data Type    Yes/No (Yes/No field: A type of field with content set to either Yes or No; also known as a Boolean field or a True/False field. For example, the Recurring field indicates whether the task is a recurring task.)

ShowFlag1-20 (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    Use one of these custom Flag fields whenever you want to add any Yes/No data to task information. Add a custom Flag field to a task sheet when you want to mark certain tasks for viewing, filtering, formatting, or editing. You can also use the Flag field to format custom Gantt bars in special tasks.

Example    You need to track specialized accounting information in certain tasks. You add a Flag field and click Yes in the field for each task that needs the special tracking. You then filter for that Flag field to work with only those tasks marked Yes.

Remarks    You can define value lists, formulas, and graphical indicators for a Flag 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 to other project files and you can also delete any custom attributes you've assigned to a custom field in the Organizer dialog box.

ShowFlag1-20 (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    Use one of these custom Flag fields whenever you want to add any Yes/No data to resource information. Add a custom Flag field to a resource sheet when you want to mark certain resources for viewing, filtering, formatting, or editing.

Example    You want to review contract resources residing in a variety of groups. You can add a custom Flag field and click Yes in the field for each contractor. You can then filter for that Flag field to view only those resources marked Yes.

Remarks    You can define value lists, formulas, and graphical indicators for a Flag field in the Custom Fields dialog box. Specifying a formula causes the field to become read-only. You can also use this Customize Fields dialog box to rename the Flag field to describe the information you're setting or delete any custom attributes you've assigned to a custom field.

You can copy the custom fields you create to other project files in the Organizer dialog box.

ShowFlag1-20 (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    Use one of these custom Flag fields whenever you want to add any Yes/No data to assignment information. Add a Flag field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage or Resource Usage view when you want to mark certain assignments for viewing, filtering, formatting, or editing.

Example    You want to review assignments to contractors. You can add a custom Flag field and click Yes in the field for each assignment to a contractor. You can then filter on that Flag field to view only those assignments marked Yes.

Remarks    You can define value lists, formulas, and graphical indicators for a Flag field in the Custom Fields dialog box. Specifying a formula causes the field to become read-only.

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