Larry, many thanks for your reply. by custom fields I refer to the ability in 2016 to configure Text field with lookups and formula. I discovered this via a google and it was a thread on MPUG. guess I should have looked here first. so I now can see how to tailor Project (in this case Pro) to allow capture and store of say- risk data or Deliverables, but I can not find a way to subsequently report on the data stored. I have found what I would call a Data Dictionary (Available Fields) within the Project DataBase, but don’t see readily a way to access the data I need. I have investigated export to Excel and use of Power Pivot and now looking at Power BI both look good but if I cant find the fields I cant get at the data!!! bless Microsoft great products but where’s the documentation??