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# How to add a cost for each respective summary task

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# How to add a cost for each respective summary task

Hi,

I'm working on a large server upgrade project - the path I have chosen is to have all clients under one big project instead of having different projects for each clients, which by the way will be easy of course.

So here's what it looks like

Client A (this is a summary task)

Client B (this is a summary task) --- a field here to show only cost for this client

What I want is a field which only calculate the cost per client.

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# Re: How to add a cost for each respective summary task

ThePM-CA --

In Microsoft Project, the cost for each task is calculated as the number of hours of Work for each resource, multiplied by the resource's Standard Rate. For example, suppose that a task has two resources assigned named Mickey Cobb and Calvin Baker. The Standard Rate for Mickey Cobb is \$100/hour and the Standard Rate for Calvin Baker is \$50/hour. On a particular task, you have Mickey Cobb and Calvin Baker each assigned to work 40 hours on the task. The cost for this task will be calculated as:

Mickey Cobb = 40h x \$100/h = \$4,000
Calvin Baker = 40h x \$50/h = \$2,000
Total task cost = \$4,000 + \$2,000 = \$6,000

For each task in your project schedule, the Cost field will show the calculated cost for the task. Since each summary task represents the work for each client, the Cost column for the summary tasks will show the Cost for each client. So, there is nothing special you need to do to show the cost per client. This is assuming, however, that you have specified a Standard Rate for each resource in your project. Please let us know if that is not the case. Hope this helps.

# Re: How to add a cost for each respective summary task

@Dale_HowardMVP  thank you very much. I don’t know where my mind was lol.
I also like the how to do change request you had in ms project

thank you again :thumbs_up:

# Re: How to add a cost for each respective summary task

ThePM-CA -- Thank you very much for your kind comments, my friend! :)
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# Re: How to add a cost for each respective summary task

ThePM-CA --

In Microsoft Project, the cost for each task is calculated as the number of hours of Work for each resource, multiplied by the resource's Standard Rate. For example, suppose that a task has two resources assigned named Mickey Cobb and Calvin Baker. The Standard Rate for Mickey Cobb is \$100/hour and the Standard Rate for Calvin Baker is \$50/hour. On a particular task, you have Mickey Cobb and Calvin Baker each assigned to work 40 hours on the task. The cost for this task will be calculated as:

Mickey Cobb = 40h x \$100/h = \$4,000
Calvin Baker = 40h x \$50/h = \$2,000
Total task cost = \$4,000 + \$2,000 = \$6,000

For each task in your project schedule, the Cost field will show the calculated cost for the task. Since each summary task represents the work for each client, the Cost column for the summary tasks will show the Cost for each client. So, there is nothing special you need to do to show the cost per client. This is assuming, however, that you have specified a Standard Rate for each resource in your project. Please let us know if that is not the case. Hope this helps.