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Chapter 8. Defining Resources and Costs > Setting the Automatically Add New Res...

Setting the Automatically Add New Resources and Tasks Option

The setting of the Autom atically Add New Resources and Tasks option determines how Project reacts when you assign a resource to a task and the resource is not currently in your pool of resources.

When you assign a resource name to a task, Project checks the resource pool for the name you have entered. By default, if it doesn't find it in the resource pool, it adds it to the pool. The default is also that Project does not ask you to confirm the addition . All resource fields for the new name have the default values and you must remember to update those fields later. This can be the cause of miscalculations in your costs if you neglect to go back and fill in the data for the new resource because the default cost rates are usually zero.


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