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wt % age @ smry level by USER DEFINED FIELD

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AHMED HASSAN
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Dear All

I want to calculate weighted %complete of cost at summary level....when i define the user defined field and enter the criterea in the global change system is calculating individual activity %-ages but then adding them all on the summary level which is exceeding 100%......

kindly advice what options should i use to get weighted %ages at the summary level

Regards,

Ahmed

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Safak Vural
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Dear Mr Ahmed,

I belive you are using P3. There is no way to subtotal a custom defined value as a weight in a project.

My humble suggestion will be:

-Add cost % as resources with a proce as "1"
-Add a custom data item for % also.
-Use Global Change for transferring value from resource to custom data item.
-Use "Resource/Cost Percent Complete" as a column in the layout in order to have correct subtotal values of % in group or project totals.

Please be carefull about decimal restrictions of P3 (1 decimal for % but 2 decimals for "Custom data items - precision" or "resources". SO it will be healthy to use only 1 decimal in resource (or use resource as will sum up 1 million units ).

You can create more accurate reports in Tools-Graphic Reports-... but i dont believe it is a good manhour waste in order to get layouts that are visually crap and requires so much attention.

Regards,

Safak
AHMED HASSAN
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Dear Mr. R. Catalan,

Really gr8ful for ur advice & time.

This option I already know I just want to do the same by using the user-defined fields for many other calculations. I have been able to do so but I am not getting the summary at the top as the system is giving simply the addition of all the values under the perticular head.

I will really appreciate if someone could provide me with the solution.

Thanks

Ahmed
R. Catalan
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Ahmed,

Cost load your schedule. Percent complete and costs (both planned and earned) are automatically shown after cost-loading the schedule.

Best regards,
R. Catalan