Task Name (assignment field)

Data Type    Text (text field: A type of field whose content is text. Examples include the Task Name and Email Address fields. This field can contain up to 255 characters.)

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    The Task Name field contains the name of the task to which an assignment belongs.

How Calculated    The content of the Task Name field for assignments is equivalent to the Name field for the task.

Best Uses    You want to see each task name associated with its assignments. Display the Resource Usage view to see task names under the assigned resource, or the Task Usage view to see assigned resources under the task names. You can also display the Task Form in combination with a resource sheet to see task names for the selected resource. This field also appears in the Assignment Mapping dialog box of the Export Wizard, which you can use when importing (importing: Transferring data into Project from a source program, such as Excel. When you import data, you choose a map that defines how the data in the source program should be mapped to information in Project.) or exporting (exporting: Transferring data from Project to another program, such as Excel. When you export data, you choose or create a map that specifies the relationship between the fields in Project and the columns in the ouptut file.) assignment dates.

Example    You want to export assignment dates to an Excel workbook. You create your export map and include the Task Name field along with other assignment information to be exported to Excel.

Remarks    To export the Task Name field to another program, in the Save as type dialog box, select the name of the file format to which you are exporting (for example, Microsoft Access Database or Microsoft Excel Workbook) and then work through the Export Wizard.

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