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Using Flags in MS Project 2010 RRS feed

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  • How do I use Flags to rollup different types of tasks in MS Project 2010?  Some tasks are NRE and others are production type tasks or delivery.  I want one task to rollup up as yellow and another to rollup red or blue.  How do I set the Flags and do I create a different roluped task bar for each?
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:39 PM

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  • Wayside Ranger,

    First, set the appropriate flag field for each task type (e.g. Flag1 for NRE, Flag2 for production, etc.). Then go to Format/Bar Styles group and click on the down arrow under the Format icon. Select Bar Styles.

    Create as many new bar styles as you have flags. In the Show For column enter:

    Rolled Up, FlagX where "X" is the flag number for each separate bar.

    A quick way to get everything rolled up is to add the Rollup field to your view and set all tasks with flag identifiers to "Yes".

    You should now see a rolled up Gantt bar at summary level for each separately colored item.

    Hope this helps.

    John

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:17 AM