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    Show even elasped days in summary tasks (Project 2000)

    This is going to sound a little strange, but I wanted to know if there is a way that you can format the summary tasks to show the number of calendar days the task will take, not just work days. For instance, if a summary task takes 10 days or two weeks to complete, how do I show that as 12 days, including Saturday and Sunday even though the weekend is non-working time. (Client-Request)

    Any help or a push in the right direction is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Show even elasped days in summary tasks (Project 2000)

    You need to put a calculated field in your project to do this.

    From the Main Menu, Select Tools, Customize, Fields and select Number1. Go to Custom Attributes and Select Formula. Input [Finish]-[Start] and press OK.

    Go to the Calculation for Task and Group Summary Rows to set the formula or rollup for the Summary Tasks.

    Note: If the duration seems a little odd, add a small task that spans a weekend and look at the total duration. MS Project sets its working time (if I remember correctly) through Midnight unless you specify differently. You may need to check the working times on your calendar.

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    Re: Show even elasped days in summary tasks (Project 2000)

    Thanks again. Gary.

    I used your formula, but I modified it so that I wouldn't get those decimal places. I added fix([finish]-[start]) and that seemed to give me what I needed. I really appreciated your help. Take Care.

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    Re: Show even elasped days in summary tasks (Project 2000)

    Stephen,

    Glad I could help. I will have to remember the Fix(...) as I have not used it.
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    Re: Show even elasped days in summary tasks (Project 2000)

    I do have one follow up; the formula should read fix([finish]-[start])+1 so that the correct amount of calendar days are shown. Else, for instance, with the previous formula, if you have a task with a 1 day duration, your calculated field will show zero.

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