May 17 2022 01:49 PM
May 17 2022 01:49 PM
I'm wondering if there's any way to change the resource unit percentage to stay at 12.5% as I have a few tasks that take 1 hour of work but are likely to take a day to complete and I want the duration to show as 1 day instead of 0.96 days. Is this possible?
May 17 2022 02:43 PM
Sorry, I don't understand. This sample file shows all three task types with a resource assigned at 12.5%, (displayed assignment value rounded to 13%). In each case the total work is 1 hour and the task duration is 1 day. Note, the Max Units for each resource (Resource Sheet) is 100%.
Now, can I give you a custom field that will show the 12.5%? Yes, but.
May 17 2022 04:05 PM
Sorry - my mistake, I'm using fixed units instead of fixed work which may be making the difference. As seen in the test project capture, the duration shows as 0.96 days and was wanting it to round up to 1 day.
May 17 2022 07:08 PM
May 17 2022 07:24 PM
Yes, going by the default definition of a workday (8 hours)
I assigned the resource by:
May 18 2022 08:28 AM - edited May 18 2022 08:30 AMSolution
Interesting, but there is a missed step. As soon as the resource name is entered either directly or via the pick list, the default 100% initial assignment will lock the work at 8 hours for a 1 day task. If the assignment is then changed to 12.5% via the resource tab on the Task Information window, the duration will jump to 7.69 days to support the 8 hours of work. Editing the work back to 1 hr will cause the duration to take on the 0.96 days. I assume that's how yo got there.
However, if after assigning the resource, the default 8 hours of work is edited to the desired 1 hr, the user is presented with a couple choices.
Choosing the option shown yields the following result.
The interesting part is that by editing the resource units to 12.5% via the Resources tab on the Task Information window, Project not only rounds the value to 13%, but actually stores it internally as 13% instead of 12.5%. Why it does that, I don't know. However, there is a better method of assigning resources and that is via, Resource > Assignments group > Assign Resources. Entering a unit value of 12.5% will still show as rounded but...it will be stored internally as 12.5%. That's the best practice method I always use to assign resources and how I got the results in my screen shot in my earlier response.
May 18 2022 01:52 PM
Thank you for your thorough explanation - using the best practice method to assign resources has solved the problem now, cheers for that!