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Microsoft KB Archive/100509

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Project: Rounding Error in Resource Usage

PSS ID Number: Q100509 Article last modified on 03-29-1996

1.00 3.00 3.00a 4.00 | 1.10 3.00 4.00

WINDOWS | MACINTOSH

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Project for Windows, versions 1.0, 3.0, 3.0a, 4.0 - Microsoft Project for Macintosh, versions 1.1, 3.0, 4.0

SYMPTOMS

When you use a resource unit of 9 when you assign resources to a task, you may receive a rounding error when work is displayed in the resource usage view.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post more information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Create a task

  2. Assign a resource to the task with 9 units and work of 14h.

  3. From the View Menu, choose Resource Usage.

    With the timescale in Weeks/Days you will see 13.95h for the resource on the day of the task.

  4. If you change the resource to 13h of work, resource usage shows 13.05 hours on the day of the task.

Units of 8 or 10 work correctly but any units of 9 or 9 and a fraction (for example, 9.1) return rounding errors. If you keep the units at 9 and vary the work, you will find that work with 3 as a common factor will work correctly (that is, 3h,6h,9h, and so on) where all other numbers are rounded incorrectly.

Additional reference words: 1.00 1.10 3.00 3.00a round 4.00

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1996.