Objects fields

The Objects field contains the number of objects (object: In OLE, shared information, such as a chart, among different documents and different programs. The program used to create the object and the object type determines the programs that can be used to edit the object, as well as how it can be edited.) attached to a task or associated with a resource.

There are several categories of Objects fields.

Data Type    Number (number field: A type of field whose content is a number. The maximum value allowed in this field is 999,999,999,999.99.)

ShowObjects (task field)

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.)

How Calculated    Project counts the number of objects linked (linking: In a project, establishing a dependency between tasks. Linking tasks defines a dependency between their start and finish dates. In OLE, establishing a connection between programs so that data in one document is updated when it changes in another.) to or embedded (embedding: The placing of an OLE object into a container document. You can edit an embedded object from within the container document by using a program associated with the object.) in a task. However, objects in the Notes box in the Task Form are not included in this count.

Best Uses    Add the Objects field to a task sheet when you want to see the number of objects attached to a task.

Example    You have created a chart with Excel and attached it to a summary task (summary task: A task that is made up of subtasks and summarizes those subtasks. Use outlining to create summary tasks. Project automatically determines summary task information [such as duration and cost] by using information from the subtasks.). You can view the object in the Resource Form. You can then use the Objects field to indicate which tasks have objects, and how many.

Remarks    An object is any information you have copied from another program that is linked or embedded in Project. You can view objects in the Objects or Notes box that you can add to the Task Form.

ShowObjects (resource field)

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.)

How Calculated    Project counts the number of objects linked to or embedded in a resource. However, objects in the Notes box in the Resource Form are not included in this count.

Best Uses    Add the Objects field to a resource sheet when you want to see the number of objects attached to a resource.

Example    You have created a chart with Excel and attached it to a resource. You can view the object in the Resource Form. You can then use the Objects field to indicate which resources have objects and how many.

Remarks    An object is any information you have copied from another program that is linked or embedded in Project. You can view objects in the Objects or Notes box that you can add to the Resource Form.

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