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MSPROJECT - spreading hours over days

By howellj ·
I have a task that is 6 hours to be performed over a 3 day period. But the days are changed back by the system to 1 since there are 8 hours defined in a day. If I move the days to 3 then the hours are automatically changed to 24.

This function is allowed if I use days as units but not when I use hours as units.

How can I define the task as 6 hours and ending 3 days after the beginning date?

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by smmurphy In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

Have you tried splitting the task?
If you have your major time scale set to days and your minor time scale to to hours, you can split the task and move it to the appropriate days/hours of the day.
If the hour/day format is not what you need for your actual display format, when you convert it back to major time scale of a week and minor timescale of dats, the split formatting is maintained.

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by mslizny In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

By looking at the specific task by double-clicking on it in the task list you can go into its properties and set it for 6 hours on each of the actual days it will be performed.

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

It really depends on what you want and how much detail you require. Suppose that you have 8 hours in a day, why not assign the resource for 25% ? If you look at task usage you will find out that the work is 6 hours while the duration is still 3 days. Beware, however, the W = D * U formula may give problems when changing or adding resources. This is depending on your settings, i.e. effort driven, which fixed units etc.
Perhaps you want to do something else. Please specify your requirements moreprecisely.
Good luck.

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

I hope you are aware of the differences between duration and work.

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

If you really want to show periods of two hours the recurring task may be a solution. Realise, however, that if you did not specify a start time each task will start at the begin of the working day. That is what I meant by the amount of detail required.

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by howellj In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

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by FlashOfBlue In reply to MSPROJECT - spreading hou ...

A re-occurring task for 2 hours each day for 3 days may solve your problem.

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