Creating a generic resource and assigning custom fields

The Intern resource that was discussed in the previous section is essentially a generic resource. It's a job description, not a person. To mark a resource as generic, place a check mark in the Generic box on the General tab of the Resource Information dialog box (refer to Figure 5-2). Your company may have set up custom fields in Project that apply to your generic resource. To assign the appropriate custom fields, click the Custom Fields tab and assign any appropriate values to your generic resource, as shown in Figure 5-4.

- Cross- See Chapter 19 for more information about creating custom fields.

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When you click OK to close the dialog box, you see an icon in the Indicator column like the one shown in Figure 5-5. This icon signifies that the resource is generic.

Figure 5-4: You can assign custom fields to generic resources to describe the skills that are required.
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