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I have one resource pool file with resources.
I want to give a resource a max percentage in this file. For example 100%.
Then I have a number of project files.
In these projects I want to give the same resource a limit for each project.
For example; Project 1: 50%. Project 2: 25%.

I have tried to find out how to do this, but I only find how to change max percentage in the resource pool which make the same change in the project files, and how do it the other way around. A change in one side is distributed to the other.

But I want to be able to give one resource a max in the resource pool and then offer another max to each project.

Is this possible?
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Dr. Thomas HenkelmannDirector Consulting Services
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Sorry, this is not possible. When using a resource pool file, this always takes precendence and overwrites whatever you set in single project. BTW, this also doesn't work if you use Project Server - would be very helpful in real life.

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Thomas
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I agree, this is what I had always believed was the case. No points pl.

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So the only way to solve this is to divide the resource into one for each project and set the max for each?
Like Bill_proj1, Bill_proj2, etc.
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Thank you thausla!
I am surprised about the limitation in MS Project. I though this was an important piece when planning resources for more than one project.
I accept your answer and will discuss your idea about consolidating Excel files with the project leader. The problem is that there are a large number of projects involved.

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