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By ielectro ·
How can I setup a calendar for a resource that has a strange shift:
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Start of shift 11:00 to 03:00 then a meal break from 03:00 till 03:30 and then works from 03:30 till 08:00

When I set it in project it says that the end of the shift must occur after the beginning. However at a mine site that works three rotating shifts one of these shifts (dog watch) works these hours. I'm stuck with project 98.

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by el flush san In reply to MS Project

Project will not let you set such cross-time periods. 11pm starts later than 3am; it doesn't understand that it should split this into the next day so you have to do this yourself by setting up a custom calender for the resource(s). Since you have ashift that does this why don't you create a group calender called "Dog Watch" and apply it to the specific period that a resource is on that shift.

Here is the answer to your problem (assuming a 5 day workweek starting on Monday night):

Set a calander (make sure to use a copy of other relevant calender - ie standard - and then rename it for this particular resource) for your resource and:

Select Monday (hold down the Ctrl and click on all Mondays if required) and put in non-default working time as:
11:00 - 12:00

Select Tuesday to Friday (use Crt to select all Tuesdays - Fridays if required) and put in non-default working time as:
00:00 - 03:00
03:30 - 08:00
11:00 - 12:00

Select Saturday (use Crtl to select all Saturdays if required) and put in non-default working time as:
00:00 - 03:00
03:30 - 08:00

You can then replicate this across for your other cells in the calender to build it properly. If the dog watch happens all year round then create this for all the months in your fiscal year.

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