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Leveling Gantt in Project 2010 RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I used the "level all" button to level all the resources in the entire project. When I display the leveling gantt I see the green bars (preleveled tasks). After saving and closing the project, when I open the project again the green bars (preleveled tasks) are not shown, only delay is shown. Why? And is there a method to keep the preleveled tasks visible?

    Thanks for any help

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:09 AM

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  • Myriam D --

    I can confirm the behavior you see.  If I level resource overallocations, either individually or all at once, I see the pre-leveled schedule Gantt bars in the Leveling Gantt.  But if I save the project, close it, and reopen it, the pre-leveled schedule Gantt bars are gone.  I do not know why Microsoft made this decision, but I do not believe it is a bug.  It believe this is intentional, given the fact that you use the Leveling Gantt immediately following a leveling operation.  If you need to keep a copy of the pre-leveled schedule after a leveling operation, you could always display the Preleveled Start and Preleveled Finish columns, insert a couple of spare Date fields, and then copy the Preleveled Start and Preleveled Finish dates into the spare Date fields.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:56 PM

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  • Myriam D --

    I can confirm the behavior you see.  If I level resource overallocations, either individually or all at once, I see the pre-leveled schedule Gantt bars in the Leveling Gantt.  But if I save the project, close it, and reopen it, the pre-leveled schedule Gantt bars are gone.  I do not know why Microsoft made this decision, but I do not believe it is a bug.  It believe this is intentional, given the fact that you use the Leveling Gantt immediately following a leveling operation.  If you need to keep a copy of the pre-leveled schedule after a leveling operation, you could always display the Preleveled Start and Preleveled Finish columns, insert a couple of spare Date fields, and then copy the Preleveled Start and Preleveled Finish dates into the spare Date fields.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:56 PM
  • And/or you could save a Baseline before levelling.  If you forget, you can unlevel and then save a Baseline and relevel.
     
    Mike Glen
    Project MVP
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    Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:32 PM
  • Thanks, this works fine as a workaround. Copy/Paste is the best solution.  I also tried to use spare Date fields  and customized them with a formula setting these dates equal to the Preleveled Start and Finish. When I save, close and reopen the project Preleveled Start and Finish fields show NA (so no bars), the customized fields keep their dates as long as I do not calculate the project.

    Friday, January 28, 2011 2:00 AM