Task Level - Last Date/Time Modified RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way in MS Project 2010 to insert a column or some type of field that will show the last Date/Time that task had any updates made?

    I am trying to create some sort of flag to identify tasks which have changed within the past week, in order for them be boldened and italicized on a schedule to bring attention to their recent activity.

    Monday, June 20, 2011 6:25 PM


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  • JoshUSCB,

    Unfortunately there is no built-in field that provides the information you want. However by using the Compare Project versions utility you can see changes from one week to the next. With a little extra effort, either manually or using VBA, a flag field could be set that acts as the main criteria for custom font characteristics.

    Interestingly enough, many years ago I wrote a macro that does exactly what you are after. It compares two versions of a project file and highlights task field changes. It was developed before Microsoft added the Compare Project versions utility to Project and the macro uses direct highlighting in lieu of creating a separate comparison file.


    • Proposed as answer by Jim Corbin Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:13 PM
    Monday, June 20, 2011 8:04 PM
  • As part of my standard project update process, I re-save a baseline every week before doing updates. I can then easily see changes week by week (especially if I save a copy each week).

    Otherwise, what John says!

    Rod Gill

    The one and only Project VBA Book Rod Gill Project Management
    • Marked as answer by JoshUSCB Tuesday, April 3, 2012 4:37 PM
    Monday, June 20, 2011 8:41 PM