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Since Microsoft Project does not explicitly define what a Level-Of-Effort task is, Project Analyzer provides a number of way to specify an LOE task within Project Settings. The default option is not to identify LOE tasks. If these are not specified, all tasks are included in the assessment. LOE can be identified in a custom flag field or a custom text field. In a custom flag field, a value of “yes” indicates that this is an LOE task. If it is a custom text field, you must specify what constitutes an LOE task. In this example, Text6 will contain the text "LOE". Finally, LOE can be a filter. SPA will execute this filter to identify LOE tasks.
If task detail tables were enabled in your report settings, task results will be displayed beneath the description for a given criteria. For quick reference, the task name and UID are typically included plus any fields that are relevant to the calculation.
If the assessment was run from Microsoft Project or Project Server, Project Analyzer provides the capability to filter the matching tasks within Microsoft Project so that you may quickly identify possible offenders. If the file is a P6 Xer file, and Steelray Project Viewer is installed, then the given project will be opened and filtered into Viewer.