Auto Calculate Roll Up in Costom Fields in Project 2003

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Auto Calculate Roll Up in Costom Fields in Project 2003

Postby SkxS » Fri, 09 Apr 2004 12:41:05 GMT

I can't figure out how to get the roll up in custom fields to automatically update when new values are entered.  I always have to hit the "calculate project" button

Any way to get them to automatically update like the standard fields do


Auto Calculate Roll Up in Costom Fields in Project 2003

Postby Sean » Fri, 09 Apr 2004 22:26:23 GMT


Modify your custom field.  Go Tools, Customize, Fields, 
select the custom field you want to remodify.  About half 
way down the custom field dialog box there is a section 
entitled "Calculation for task and group summary rows."  
You should select Rollup - Sum.

If after this, the field still doesn't calculate 
automatically, check your calculation options and make 
sure calcs are set to automatic.

Good Luck!
Sean Pales
EPM Solutions Group
Bennett Adelson

fields to automatically update when new values are 
entered.  I always have to hit the "calculate project" 
standard fields do?

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