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MS Project Custom Grouping

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Alastair Morrison
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Can anyone tell me how to create custom groups , I want to create a P3 look and group activities by phase, system, discipline etc and identify by colour as P3 does. I have seen this done but cannot remember how to execute this myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I do know it has something to do with setting up custom text fields?

Rgds


Alastair

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Susanna Kate
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Thank you all for sharing your views - Quite helpful stuff from Jame especially!

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In MS Project, I have grouped tasks using the group by function however, the groups are in ascending order. I need this to be sorted by start date. Is this possible? Thanks
Alastair Morrison
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Now that is useful , most annoying before when summary didnt represent the activities that were in view as a result of a filter.

Many Thanks for that

Cheers

Alastair Morrison
James Griffiths
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The custom grouping function is extremely useful and I use it all the time, in a whole variety of ways. However, one of the most useful aspects of the group-by function is that you can apply a filter and the resultant value in the "summary-bar" is based on the filtered data. In the conventional MSP layout, the summary-task value doesn’t change, even if you apply a filter.

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Alastair Morrison
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Thanks Rajesh

I have also discovered the customise Fields option allowing me to creat group fields to srt and filter on.

Thanks

Alastair
Rajesh Khanna Sake
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Dear Alastair,

it can be done like this ...

give the group names to different resources ..
then ... Goto Project tab/ Group by / Customize Group by
p3 look can be achieved from here

Cheers,

Khanna