Inactive (resource field)

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.)

Entry Type    Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)

Description    Enterprise resources are not deleted. Instead, they are made inactive by a user with administrative privileges (privileges: These specify the items in a project that a user can either see or modify. For example, only someone with administrative privileges can modify outline codes to be used by all project managers within an organization.). The Inactive field indicates whether an enterprise resource is inactive or active.

How Calculated    When an inactive enterprise resource is requested from the project portfolio, the Inactive field is set to Yes. Otherwise, this field is set to No.

Best Uses    Add the Inactive field to a resource view when you want to review or filter for inactive resources. This is especially useful to find out if any resources currently assigned tasks in your project have become inactive.

Example    Three resources on your team have recently transferred to another division of the company and are no longer available for work on your project. Their status in the enterprise resource pool has been updated by the Human Resources administrator. You add the Inactive field to the Resource Sheet, and filter on the Inactive field having a value of Yes. You then find the assignments for these resources and replace them with active resources.

Remarks    The inactive indicator is displayed in sheet views next to the names of inactive resources. Inactive resources cannot be added as new members to a project team.

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