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    MS Project Custom Fields

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone had used custom fields to insert a column that tracks the duration of the project in weeks? Please let me know if you have any thoughts or insight on tackling this issue.

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    Re: MS Project Custom Fields

    You can use a Number field as a custom field with the formula

    [Duration]/(480*5)

    to convert Duration to the number of weeks (assuming 5 working days in a week). That said, not sure why you would want to do this. I have over 30 years of experience in managing software development projects and I have never seen anyone measure duration in weeks.
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    Re: MS Project Custom Fields

    I appreciate your input, thank you - I'm going to be measuring duration in days, but I also wanted to track week progress to associate with work resources per week.

    Cheers

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    Re: MS Project Custom Fields

    Thanks for the rep. I could not figure out a way to make it say "4 weeks", it just shows the number.

    Another way you can do this is to go to File > Options > Schedule and set Duration units to Weeks. However, this will change all Duration fields to weeks, and you won't be able to see any durations in days.
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    Re: MS Project Custom Fields

    Once again thank you for your help - I figured out the custom field entry for it to display duration in weeks along with day duration.

    ProjDurConv([Duration],pjWeeks)

    Cheers

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    Thanks for showing that. I had tried a similar function in the same way that you did this, but it didn't work. I was not aware of ProjDurConv.

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