How can I incorporate flight information in project

Posted on 2009-05-26
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I have a project where people travel a lot and I would like to incorporate flight information so that scheduling resources to fly when there is no flight scheduled should not be possible.
Question by:ilungachris
  • 3

Expert Comment

ID: 24486854
Couldn't understand the question properly, but in project 2007 it is possible to create exceptions so that scheduling is avoided during exception days.
Can you please elaborate more?
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 24494572
Going to be somewhat difficult because Project will not let you schedule down to the minute.  Meaning if you wanted to create a task for the flight. You can set up recurrence but you cant say it recurs every Monday at 3:12 PM.

I think one way to incorporate the flight schedule into your view is to establish the flight as a recurring task based on the schedule. I have attaached an example below that shows what I mean. But the level of detail here can only get to the frequency. My pictures shows a flight every M, W, F lasting 1 hour but it defaults to the earliest available slot for that day. I will try to see if there is a way to give it a specifc time for recurrence like you can do with outlook meetings.

If you put the recurring tasks based on the flight schedule then you can simplyt assign a resource to that flight as a task assignment.
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 24494608
Recurring task to show flight schedule
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

dbase118 earned 1000 total points
ID: 24494727
Ah...now I remember. If you change the Date Format for the Project. you can add the time. Go to Tools to Options to View tab. The second box is Date format, one of the formats you can choose includes a time segment. So if you use that and then do your recurrence you should be able to schedule a flight for a specific time on whatever frequency you need.  Are you familiar with the recurring task dialog box? My guess is that you would be recurring weekly. It will give you a checkbox for everyday that is on the schedule.  So you can choose the right days if the flight is 3 days, 5 days, or 7 days a week (or any other frequency.)

Featured Post

7 new features that'll make your work life better

It’s our mission to create a product that solves the huge challenges you face at work every day. In case you missed it, here are 7 delightful things we've added recently to monday to make it even more awesome.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

"Disruption" is the most feared word for C-level executives these days. They agonize over their industry being disturbed by another player - most likely by startups.
Learn how ViaSat reduced average response times for IT incidents from 10 minutes to 30 seconds.
How to fix display issue, screen flickering issue when I plug in power cord to the machine. Before I start explaining the solution lets check out once the issue how it looks like after I connect the power cord. most of you also have faced this…
This video tutorial shows you the steps to go through to set up what I believe to be the best email app on the android platform to read Exchange mail.  Get the app on your phone: The first step is to make sure you have the Samsung Email app on your …

597 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question