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    Leveling (Project 2000)

    Hi,

    I am having a problem when trying to level my consolidated project file. I have a project with inserted sub projects all sharing the same resource pool. When I level, project goes through all the over allocated resources except two. The resources are shown as over allocated, but Project does not include them when the leveling feature is utilized.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    ... Some items to check.

    1. Make sure the resource is not set as a material resource
    2. Check the resource field Can Level for the two resources and ensure it is set to yes. (In your resource sheet fields add the Can Level column and see if it say Yes.)
    3. In the Gantt, add the field Level Assignments. If set to No, the task will not allow leveling.

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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Gary,

    Thanks for the suggestions. My resources are all work, the Can Level field says yes to all resources, and Level Assignments field says yes for all tasks. Any other suggestions?

    Just to make sure it is not related to me setting up the project, would you recommend assigning your resources to sub-projects before or after you insert into a consolidated project? I set each project up as separate files. I made each file share the same resource pool. Then I opened a new "blank" project and inserted each sub-project in.

    Project just seems to skip those two over allocated people like they weren't even there?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Jesse,

    Sorry, can't give any recommendations on this one. I am a little "rusty" <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20> on using resource pools and consolidated projects.

    Anyone else want to suggest something??
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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Gary,

    Found a solution to the leveling problems. <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

    Turns out MS Knowledge Base was the place to find the answer. There is a Project 2000 service release (SR-1) that takes care of many many problems with project. The list is too long to detail but, I recommend it!

    The leveling problems I had were corrected as well as a report crashing problem was fixed.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Jesse,

    I am glad everything worked out. Thanks for posting your solution. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Hi,

    I was having a problem with a consolidated project. The service patch SR-1 seemed to resolve some of my problems. But not all, so I decided to remove two of the four projects that were inserted into this consolidated project in order to gain control of my project again. I also made sure these two projects no longer shared the resource pool.

    Now when I run a resource usage report for my consolidated project (with only two projects inserted), some of my resources are still showing allocated to tasks assigned to the projects I removed.

    When I run a "to do list report" none of these tasks associated with the removed projects appear. Nor do they appear on my Tracking Gantt View.

    I think that my resources are showing over allocated because they still have these tasks assigned, please advise.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    I would suggest that you try the following:

    - Try renaming the files that you deleted from the Consolidated project and then re-open the consolidated project to see if you get error messages that the files can't be found. If you do get the error messages, then the files are still in the project "Somewhere".

    - When you run the report, ensure no filters are applied that would limit the response.

    - I would re-build the consolidated project from a new file to ensure that all references to other projects are gone. Post back if you still have the problems after doing this.

    HTH
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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Your third suggestion about recreating the consolidated project worked great. I ran my resource usage report with success. Thank you once again for the quick support.

    Have a great day.

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    Re: Leveling (Project 2000)

    Jesse,

    Glad I could help.
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