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Field
Description
Active (task field)
The Active field is useful when various proposals are being presented for a Project plan and ultimately one course of action will be selected. The Active field is also useful when a task or set of tasks is being cut because of a scaling back of project scope.
Actual Cost (task field)
The Actual Cost field shows costs incurred for work already performed by resources on their tasks, together with any other recorded costs associated with the task.
Actual Duration (task field)
The Actual Duration field shows the span of actual working time for a task to this point, based on the scheduled duration and current remaining work or percent complete.
Actual Start (task field)
The Actual Start field shows the date and time that a task or an assignment actually began, based on progress information that you entered.
Actual Finish (task field)
The Actual Finish field shows the date and time when a task or assignment was completed.
Actual Work (task field)
The Actual Work field shows the amount of work that has already been done by resources assigned to tasks. The timephased versions of these fields show values distributed over time.
Baseline Cost (task field)
The Baseline Cost field shows the total planned cost for a task, a resource for all assigned tasks, or for work to be performed by a resource on a task.
Baseline Duration (task field)
The Baseline Duration field shows the original span of time planned to complete a task.
Baseline0-10 Estimated Duration (task field)
The Baseline0-10 Estimated Duration fields show the approximated span of time planned to complete a task. When you set a baseline, Microsoft Project copies the Scheduled Duration values for tasks and stores them in the Baseline Estimated Duration fields (Baseline Estimated Duration to Baseline1 Estimated Duration through Baseline10 Estimated Duration). This is true whether the tasks are manually or automatically scheduled.
Baseline0-10 Estimated Finish (task fields)
When you set a baseline, Microsoft Project copies the Scheduled Finish dates for a task or assignment and stores them in the Baseline Estimated Finish fields (Baseline Estimated Finish to Baseline1 Estimated Finish through Baseline10 Estimated Finish). This is true whether the tasks are manually or automatically scheduled.
Baseline0-10 Estimated Start (task fields)
When you set a baseline, Microsoft Project copies the Scheduled Start dates for a task or assignment and stores them in the Baseline Estimated Start fields (Baseline Estimated Start to Baseline1 Estimated Start through Baseline10 Estimated Start). This is true whether the tasks are manually or automatically scheduled.
Baseline Finish (task field)
The Baseline Finish field shows the planned completion date for a task or assignment at the time that you saved a baseline.
Baseline Fixed Cost (task field)
The Baseline Finish field shows the planned completion date for a task or assignment at the time that you saved a baseline.
Baseline Start (task field)
The Baseline Start field shows the planned start date for a task or assignment at the time that you saved a baseline.
Baseline Work (task field)
The Baseline Work field shows the total planned person-hours scheduled for a task, resource, or assignment.
Constraint Date (task field)
The Constraint Date field shows the specific date associated with certain constraint types, such as Must Start On, Must Finish On, Start No Earlier Than, Start No Later Than, Finish No Earlier Than, and Finish No Later Than.
Constraint Type (task field)
The Constraint Type field provides choices for the type of constraint you can apply for scheduling a task.
Contact (task field)
The Contact field contains the name of an individual responsible for a task.
Cost (task field)
The Cost field shows the total scheduled or projected cost for a task, resource, or assignment, based on costs already incurred for work performed by resources assigned to the tasks, in addition to the costs planned for the remaining work.
Cost1-10 (task fields)
The Cost1 through Cost10 fields can store custom task, resource, or assignment cost information.
Cost Variance
The Cost Variance assignment fields show the difference between the baseline cost and total cost for a task, resource, or assignment. The total cost is the current estimate of costs based on actual costs and remaining costs.
Created (task field)
The Created field contains the date and time when a task was added to the project.
Critical (task field)
The Critical field indicates whether a task or an assignment's task has any room in the schedule to slip, or if a task is on the critical path.
Date1-10 (task fields)
The Date1 through Date10 fields store task, resource, or assignment date information.
Deadline (task field)
The Deadline field shows the date you enter as a deadline for the task. A deadline is a target date that indicates when you want a task to be completed.
Duration (task field)
The Duration field shows the total span of active working time for a task.
Duration1-10 (task fields)
The Duration1 through Duration10 fields store any task, resource, or assignment duration information.
Duration Variance
The Duration Variance field contains the difference between the baseline duration of a task and the total duration (current estimate) of a task.
Early Finish (task field)
The Early Finish field contains the earliest date that a task could possibly finish, based on early finish dates of predecessor and successor tasks, other constraints, and any leveling delay.
Early Start (task field)
The Early Start field contains the earliest date that a task could possibly begin, based on the early start dates of predecessor and successor tasks and other constraints.
Estimated (task field)
The Estimated field indicates whether the task's duration is flagged as an estimate.
Finish (task field)
The Finish field shows the date when a task is scheduled to be completed.
Finish1-10 (task fields)
The Finish1 through Finish10 fields can store any task, resource, or assignment finish date information.
Finish Variance
The Finish Variance field contains the amount of time that represents the difference between the baseline finish date of a task or assignment and its current finish date.
Fixed Cost (task field)
The Fixed Cost field shows any nonresource task expense.
Flag1-20 (task fields)
The Flag1 through Flag20 fields indicate whether a task, resource, or assignment is marked for additional action or identification of some kind.
Free Slack (task field)
The Free Slack field contains the time that a task can be delayed without delaying any successor tasks.
Hyperlink Address (task field)
The Hyperlink Address field contains the address for a hyperlink associated with a task, resource, or assignment.
Hyperlink Href (task field)
The Hyperlink Href field contains the combination, or concatenation, of the Hyperlink Address and Hyperlink SubAddress fields associated with a task, resource, or assignment.
Hyperlink SubAddress (task field)
The Hyperlink SubAddress field contains the specific location in a document in a hyperlink associated with a task, resource, or assignment.
ID (task field)
The ID field contains the identifier number that Project automatically assigns to each task or resource as you add them to the project.
Indicators
The Indicators field shows symbols that give you a heads-up about different aspects of each task or resource.
Late Finish (task field)
The Late Finish field contains the latest date that a task can finish without delaying the finish of the project.
Late Start (task field)
The Late Start field contains the latest date that a task can start without delaying the finish of the project.
Milestone (task field)
The Milestone field indicates whether a task is a milestone.
Name (task field)
The Name field contains the name of a task or a resource.
Notes (task field)
The Notes field contains comments you can enter about a task, resource, or assignment.
Number1-20 (task fields)
The Number1 through Number20 fields store any numeric information that you want to include in your project that relate to tasks, resources, or assignments.
Outline Level (task field)
The Outline Level field indicates the put of a task or assignment in the project outline hierarchy.
Outline Code1-10 (task field)
The Outline Code1 through Outline Code10 custom fields contain an alphanumeric code defined to represent a hierarchical structure of tasks.
Percent (%) Complete (task field)
The % Complete field contains the current status of a task, expressed as the percentage of the task's duration that has been completed.
Percent (%) Physical Work Complete (task field)
The Physical % Complete field shows an entered percent complete value that can be be used as an alternative for calculating budgeted cost of work performed (BCWP). This field is also known as Earned Value % Complete.
Percent (%) Work Complete (task field)
The % Work Complete field contains the current status of a task, resource, or assignment, expressed as the percentage of work that has been completed.
Predecessors (task field)
The Predecessors field lists the task ID numbers for the predecessor tasks on which the task depends before it can be started or finished.
Priority (task field)
The Priority field indicates the level of importance given to a task, which in turn indicates how readily a task or assignment can be delayed or split during resource leveling.
Recurring (task field)
The Recurring field indicates whether a task is part of a series of recurring tasks.
Remaining Cost (task field)
The Remaining Cost field shows the remaining scheduled expense that will be incurred in completing the remaining scheduled work.
Remaining Duration (task field)
The Remaining Duration field shows the time that is required to complete the unfinished part of a task.
Remaining Work (task field)
The Remaining Work field shows the time, such as person-hours or days, still required to complete a task or set of tasks.
Resource Names (task field)
The Resource Names field lists the names of all resources assigned to a task.
Risk (task field)
The Risk field is a custom field (of type Outline Code) that offers you the possibility to specify the risk level of a certain task. You can choose which custom field to be used as Risk field in the Options dialog.
Scheduled Duration (task field)
The Scheduled Duration field shows the total span of active working time for a task as entered or as calculated by Microsoft Project based on start date, finish date, calendars, and other scheduling factors.
Scheduled Finish (task field)
The Scheduled Finish field indicates the date when work on a task is scheduled to be complete as calculated by Microsoft Project based on the start date, duration, dependencies, calendars, and other scheduling factors.
Scheduled Start (task field)
The Scheduled Start field indicates the date when work on a task is scheduled to begin as calculated by Microsoft Project, based on dependencies, constraints, calendars, and other scheduling factors.
Start fields
The Start field shows the date when an assigned resource is scheduled to begin working on a task.
Start1-10 (task fields)
The Start1 through Start10 fields show any specific task, resource, or assignment start date information that you want to enter and store separately in your project.
Start Variance
The Start Variance field contains the amount of time that represents the difference between a baseline start date of a task or assignment and its currently scheduled start date.
Stop (task field)
The Stop field shows the date that represents the end of the actual portion of a task.
Successors (task field)
The Successors field lists the task ID numbers for the successor tasks to a task.
Summary (task field)
The Summary field indicates whether a task is a summary task.
Task Calendar (task field)
The Task Calendar field lists all calendars available to be applied to a task.
Text1-30 (task fields)
The Text1 through Text30 fields store any text information that you want to include in your project about tasks, resources, or assignments.
Total Slack (task fields)
The Total Slack field contains the amount of time a task's finish date can be delayed without delaying the project's finish date.
Type (task field)
The Type field provides choices that control the effect that editing work, assignment units, or duration has on the calculations of the other two fields.
Unique ID (task field)
The Unique ID field contains the number that Project automatically designates whenever a new task, resource, or assignment is created in the current project.
WBS (task field)
The WBS field contains work breakdown structure (WBS) codes.
Work (task field)
The Work field shows the total time scheduled on a task for all assigned resources, the total time to which a resource is scheduled on all assigned tasks, or the total amount of time scheduled for a resource on a task.
Work Variance
The Work Variance field contains the difference between baseline work of a task, resource, or assignment and the currently scheduled work.
Base Calendar (resource field)
The Base Calendar field indicates which calendar is the base calendar for a resource calendar.
Code (resource field)
The Code field contains any code, abbreviation, or number you want to enter as part of a resource's information.
Cost (resource field)
The Cost field shows the total scheduled or projected cost for a task, resource, or assignment, based on costs already incurred for work performed by resources assigned to the tasks, in addition to the costs planned for the remaining work.
Cost Per Use (resource field)
For a work resource (people and equipment), the Cost Per Use field shows the cost that accrues every time that a resource is used. It is added every time that a work resource unit is assigned to a task.
Group (resource field)
The Group field contains the name of the group that a resource belongs to.
ID (resource field)
The ID field contains the identifier number that Project automatically assigns to each task or resource as you add them to the project.
Initials (resource field)
The Initials field shows the abbreviation for a resource name.
Material Label (resource field)
The Material Label field contains the unit of measurement you enter for a material resource, for example, tons, boxes, or cubic yards.
Max Units (resource field)
The Max Units field contains the maximum percentage or number of units representing the maximum capacity for which a resource is available to accomplish any tasks during the current time period.
Name (resource field)
The Name field contains the name of a task or a resource.
Notes (resource field)
The Notes field contains comments you can enter about a task, resource, or assignment.
Number1-20 (resource fields)
The Number1 through Number20 fields store any numeric information that you want to include in your project that relate to tasks, resources, or assignments.
Outline Code1-10 (task field)
The Outline Code1 through Outline Code10 custom fields contain an alphanumeric code defined to represent a hierarchical structure of resources.
Peak (resource field)
The Peak field contains the maximum percentage or number of units for which a resource is assigned at any one time for tasks.
Standard Rate (resource field)
The Standard Rate field shows the rate of pay for regular, non-overtime work performed by a resource.
Remaining Cost (resource field)
The Remaining Cost field shows the remaining scheduled expense that will be incurred in completing the remaining scheduled work.
Remaining Work (resource field)
The Remaining Work field shows the time, such as person-hours or days, still required to complete a task or set of tasks.
Start1-10 (resource fields)
The Start1 through Start10 fields show any specific task, resource, or assignment start date information that you want to enter and store separately in your project.
Text1-30 (resource fields)
The Text1 through Text30 fields store any text information that you want to include in your project about tasks, resources, or assignments.
Type (resource field)
The Type field provides choices that control the effect that editing work, assignment units, or duration has on the calculations of the other two fields.
Unique ID (resource field)
The Unique ID field contains the number that Project automatically designates whenever a new task, resource, or assignment is created in the current project.
Work (resource field)
The Work field shows the total time scheduled on a task for all assigned resources, the total time to which a resource is scheduled on all assigned tasks, or the total amount of time scheduled for a resource on a task.
Actual Cost (assignment field)
The Actual Cost field shows costs incurred for work already performed by resources on their tasks together with any other recorded costs associated with the task.
Actual Work (assignment field)
The Actual Work field shows the amount of work that has already been done by resources assigned to tasks. The timephased versions of these fields show values distributed over time.
Cost (assignment field)
The Cost field shows the total scheduled or projected cost for a task, resource, or assignment, based on costs already incurred for work performed by resources assigned to the tasks, in addition to the costs planned for the remaining work.
Finish (assignment field)
The Finish field shows the date when an assigned resource is scheduled to complete work on a task.
Overallocated (assignment field)
The Overallocated field indicates whether a resource is assigned to more work on a specific task than can be done within the resource's normal working capacity.
Peak Units (assignment field)
The Peak Units field contains the percentage or number of units to which a resource is assigned at any one time for tasks as distributed over time.
Remaining Work (assignment field)
The Remaining Work field shows the time, such as person-hours or days, still required to complete a task or set of tasks.
Resource ID (assignment field)
The Resource ID field contains the identifier number that Project assigns to each resource.
Resume (assignment field)
The Resume field shows the date that the remaining part of a task is scheduled to resume after you enter any progress, for example, % Complete, % Work Complete, Actual Work, Actual Duration, or Actual Start.
Start (assignment field)
The Start field shows the date when an assigned resource is scheduled to begin working on a task.
Stop (task field)
The Stop field shows the date that represents the end of the actual portion of a task.
Task ID (assignment field)
The Task ID field contains the number that Project assigns to each task as you add it to the project.
Unique ID (assignment field)
The Unique ID field contains the number that Project automatically designates whenever a new task, resource, or assignment is created in the current project.
Units (assignment field)
 
Work (assignment field)
The Work field shows the total time scheduled on a task for all assigned resources, the total time to which a resource is scheduled on all assigned tasks, or the total amount of time scheduled for a resource on a task.
Work (assignment-timephased field)
The Work field shows the total time scheduled on a task for all assigned resources, the total time to which a resource is scheduled on all assigned tasks, or the total amount of time scheduled for a resource on a task.
Project fields
 
Calendar (project field)
The Project Calendar field indicates which calendar is the default base calendar for tasks and resource calendars.
Comments (project field)
The Comments field contains project notes.
Company (project field)
The Company field contains company name.
Finish Date (project field)
The Finish field shows the date when a project is scheduled to be completed.
Keywords (project field)
The Keywords field contains document keywords.
Manager (project field)
The Manager field indicates the project owner.
Start Date (project field)
The Start field shows the date when new tasks are scheduled to begin by default.
Subject (project field)
The Subject field contains project subject
Title (project field)
The Title field shows the project name