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Capital Project Identification - Project Server 2010 RRS feed

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  • I have a customer that is interested in identifying a small handful of ways in which to track Capital Project separate from other Projects. Currently, they are simply identifying them by standard naming convention (i.e. 'CAR...' etc.). Since their ultimate goal is to cost-analyze these project types as a whole, this method seems a bit fluffy to me in that a simple typo could throw the entire foundation askew.

    I believe some type of custom field with a 'Capital Project' template would be the best bet, thereby providing convenient identification through a reporting solution, but was curious if anyone had any other ideas.

     

    Thanks for any feedback. ~R

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:40 PM

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  • ROgden --
     
    It it were me with a reporting requirement such as this, I would use a custom project field attached to a lookup table.  The lookup table would include values such as Capital, Expense, etc.  This would allow you to report on Capital projects in the Business Intelligence Center, for example.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:43 PM
  • Thanks Dale. Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you, but I didn't receive notification of your reply.

    Your suggestion does make sense, and I've already recommended that path to them. Thanks again for your time.

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:56 PM