Thursday, 17 March 2016

Extra Wide Schedules

When you are working with schedules sometimes they can get very wide with the number fields being used. This can make it hard to track across the schedule to see the relevant information for an element.

Something that may help is if you have the identifying field, usually the ‘Mark’ at the start of the schedule and at the end. The only problem is that you can only use a field once in the schedule, they can’t be duplicated. This is where the ‘Calculated Value’ can come in handy.

  • Select the Calculated Value button.
  • Create a new Calculated Value called ‘Mark End’.
  • Change it to the same Type of parameter (usually text for Mark values).
  • Lastly in the Formula are, just select the button with the 3 dots on the right and pick the parameter you would like to replicate

Now you have the Mark replicated on the end of your schedule, so that it is easier to keep track of the parameter data.

If you don’t want this extra field to show in your final schedule just remove it or make it a hidden field.

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