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    James Welsh
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    I would like to display the task name followed by the start date. I used the following formula:
    [Name] & [Start]
    When I apply this custome field to the Bar Style text the text does not appear. If I choose any default field (Name, Start, Finish etc) it works fine.
    What am I doing wrong?
    I am using MSP 2019

    #483988 Reply
    Jerome Odeh
    Participant

    I entered your formula into Text1 custom field and was able to use it in Bar Style.

    I’m using Microsoft 2010

    #484017 Reply

    I use these Custom Fields on Task Bars often (MSP 2013).

    TEXT1 : [Name] & ” – ” & ([Duration]/480/5) & ” wks ”

    TExT2 : ProjDateConv([Finish],pjDate_mmm_dd) & ” (” & ([Duration]/480/5) & “wks) ”

    TEXT3 : [Name] & ” (” & ProjDateConv([Start],pjDate_mmm_dd) & “) “

    #484666 Reply
    Mag Nile
    Guest

    I’ll give it a shot. Thank you.

    I read somewhere that the custom field columns must appear in the sheet in order for the info to show up in the GANTT chart.

    #484932 Reply
    Ismet Kocaman
    Guest

    Pls see the article here at https://www.mpug.com/5-tips-for-formatting-text-on-a-gantt-chart/

    >> I read somewhere that the custom field columns must appear in the sheet in order for the info to show up in the GANTT chart.
    No. You do not need to add the custom field to the table in order to use it. The table is for our convenience, MS Project knows where the fields’ data reside in the project plan.

    –Ismet

    #485668 Reply
    James Welsh
    Participant

    I’ll take a look. Thanks.

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