Microsoft KB Archive/175466
Article ID: 175466
Article Last Modified on 1/22/2007
- Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q175466
In Microsoft Project 98, if you click the Go To Next Overallocation button on the Resource Management toolbar you will experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Microsoft Project finds some of the overallocations.
- Microsoft Project selects tasks that are not overallocated.
- Microsoft Project selects tasks that do not have resource assignments.
- Microsoft Project selects blank task rows.
If you click the Go To Next Overallocation button several times, you will receive one of the following messages.
When using the Go To Next Overallocation button:
- in a consolidated file, open the inserted files individually to use this feature.
- in a project file that shares a resource pool, all files sharing the resource pool must be open to locate overallocations across the shared files.
- in only one file that shares a resource pool, and the resource pool and shared files are not open, only overallocations of that file will be located.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.
When you click the Go To Next Overallocation button, Microsoft Project moves the timescale to the next point in time when an overallocation occurs and selects the task or resource that is causing the overallocation. This feature works only in the active project, not in the inactive project. When there are no more overallocations, Microsoft Project returns the message described above.
A resource pool is a set of resources that are available for assignment to project tasks. A resource pool can be used exclusively by one project or can be shared by several projects.
When using the Go To Next Overallocation button in a project sharing a resource pool, Microsoft Project may appear to select a resource that is not overallocated on a specific day in that specific project. However, the resource may have work scheduled on that specific day in another project sharing the resource pool. The Go To Next Overallocation button will locate an overallocated resource, that is scheduled across the sharer files on the same day, when the resource pool and sharer files are open. This is by design.
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