Vicky Stamatopoulou on 23. May 2013
Now let’s do some magic with the reports.
Resource Groups’ or Roles’ Units Utilization Distribution
The resources of a project you plan with Merlin for Mac OS X may be grouped by role or resource group. If you want to know how many of your resources are scheduled as a time distribution, this custom report is implemented to output it in a table and plot it as a line chart. The report uses standard technics explained in previous posts to iterate in project’s date intervals, asks the project resources’ groups or roles, iterates in their assignments and calculates the amount of resources as a function of time.
In the report options you may select whether you want to output groups or roles and select a color for the line chart of the totals.
Remember: The custom Merlin reports we provide as templates, can be downloaded and used for free. Furthermore, you may modify and distribute as you like and find appropriate.
An output sample:
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Vicky Stamatopoulou on 19. September 2011
In Merlin you can define the role of a resource and specify it thus a bit better. Merlin comes with a predefined list of resource roles. You will find them listed in the ‘info’ inspector by a selected resource and in the project settings (File > Project Settings > Value Lists > Resource). To define the role of your resource, select it first, switch to the “Info” inspector and select the desired role.
What happens if you don’t find the specific role in the list?
You may ‘Add’ a new resource role in the project settings while viewing the resources’ roles
just enter it in the (more…)