Microsoft KB Archive/172905
Article ID: 172905
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172905
In Microsoft Project 98, if you copy resource assignment information and paste this information to another task multiple times, the work for all resources will be recalculated incorrectly.
This problem occurs because Microsoft Project interprets the level of effort contributed by this resource as increasing each time the resource is reassigned.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.
Each time the resource is copied to the task, the work will be recalculated as though the level of effort for the resource has increased. This causes the work for the remaining resources to be redistributed. For example, in task usage view, if you have two tasks ("T1" and "T2"), which are both 1 day (1d) duration, and assign two resources (R1 and R2) to T1 and one resource (R1) to T2, the distribution of work will look similar to the following in task usage view:
T1 R1 8hrs work R2 8hrs work T2 R1 8hrs work
When you copy the resource assignment for T1 and then select T2, the distribution will look like this:
T1 R1 8hrs work R2 8hrs work T2 R1 8hrs work R2 8hrs work
When you paste the resource assignment, the distribution will look like this:
T1 R1 8hrs work R2 8hrs work T2 R1 4hrs R2 4hrs
And, if you paste the assignment again, the distribution will look like this:
T1 R1 8hrs work R2 8hrs work T2 R1 2.67hrs R2 5.33hrs
The resource R2 is now overallocated but this is not evident and you receive no warning while using task usage view. To see the overallocation, switch to resource usage view.
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