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    Actual Hours vs % Complete (2002)

    Is there a way to stop the Actual Work field being linked to the % Complete Field. I have a client who would like these two fields to be completely separate entities, because when tracking and updating the project information. the following occurs:

    When entering in Actual Hours, the % Complete recalculates.
    When entering % Complete, the Actual Hours recalculates.

    My client's scenario is that they would like to enter in Actual Hours AND % Complete, and the Duration field to recalculate. This is especially true for tasks that are NOT 100%.

    EG:
    Task baseline duration - 16h
    Actual Work Complete - 16h
    % Complete - 50%

    Is there a way to get Project to recalculate the baseline duration to indicate that more time is required to complete the task?

    Any assistance in this matter will be much appreciated.

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    Re: Actual Hours vs % Complete (2002)

    To take your example, if the client realises that the task will now take 32 hours, he can change the value in the baseline field.

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    Re: Actual Hours vs % Complete (2002)

    Why would you want project to re-calculate the baseline as you would measure your progress against the baseline? You should be measuring the current plan against the baseline to determine if the project has slipped.

    If you dont want project to calculate the actual work then unmark the check box for Updating Task Status Updates Resource Status when statusing the project.
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    Re: Actual Hours vs % Complete (2002)

    Thank you so much - this worked a treat. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

    Another happy customer to add to your list of many! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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