User Defined Columns

User Defined Columns are additional columns that can be added to the Cost Schedules of your project from the Project Properties window.

These columns give users the ability to add a free text column, providing unlimited levels of categorization for Cost Schedule Items and allowing for a more customisable method of sorting and grouping items for analysis.

ENTERING VALUES AGAINST THE USER DEFINED COLUMNS

Unlike most other Cost Schedule fields, you can enter a value into a User Defined Column regardless of the item state or item type.

One aspect that is consistent with User Defined Columns and most other columns of a Cost Schedule line, User Defined Columns can not be modified while the item or project are in a locked state.

User Defined columns displayed on the Direct Cost Schedule window

USER DEFINED COLUMN FORMULAS

The SumUserDef formula is available for use in the Direct and Overhead Cost Schedule windows for returning a total of all items that have a specific value in a selected User Defined column.

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