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Calculate the Non Work Duration of P6 Activities
Written by Paul Harris
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2022

I was recently asked how if it was possible to calculate the non work duration of a P6 activities.

I found it was not as simple as I thought it would be but I have created a Global Change that will achieve this.

Process

The process to operate requires:

  • Three User Defined Fields and
  • A Global Change.

Three User Defined Fields

On the right, the following UDFs were created.

NOTE: Integers were used to prevent non round durations.

Global Change

On the right, the following Global Change was created.

NOTE: The Original Durations were divided by 8 to convert the durations from hours to days.

Result of the Global Change

The running of the Global Change gave the result on the right.

NOTE 1: The summary bar Non Work Duration of 12 is a sum of the values below and users should consider unchecking Show Group Totals in the Group and Sort form so this is not displayed.

NOTE 2: This Global Change will only work when all the calendars are on a 8 hour per day. If there are calendars with different hours per day then one solution is to create a Global change for each calendar.

To see more explanations like this then please consider purchasing books by Paul Harris written on:

  • Microsoft Project,
  • Oracle Primavera P6 and
  • Elecosoft Powerproject

These are available in many formats including paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes.

These books are intended to be used:

  • As a self-teach book and user guide, or training course handouts.
  • Instructor PowerPoint slide shows are available and free pdf versions are supplied to educational organisations on request.

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