How To Create Custom WBS Codes In Project 2010

This article explains how to create custom WBS codes in Project 2010.
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Introduction

Process for creating WBS codes in Project 2010 is given below.

Step 1

In the View menu, select a sheet view, if it is not present in the menu then click on More Views options.

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Step 2

Select the view you want to use in your project and click Apply.

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Step 3

Now in the Project tab, click on WBS and select Define Code.

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Step 4

Then enter a Project specific code in Project Code Prefix box.

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Step 5

Now choose a code string for the first level of the WBS.

1. Numbers (ordered) will allow for a numeric WBS code for this first level.

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2. Uppercase Letters (ordered) will allow for upper case lettered WBS codes.

 uppercase-letter-wbs-code-in-project 2010.jpg

3. Lowercase letters (ordered) will allow for lower case lettered WBS codes.

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4. Character (unordered) will allow for any sequence of letters (upper or lower case), and any numbers to be used in the WBS code.

 characters-wbs-code-in-project 2010.jpg

Step 6

The selected number of characters for the code string is chosen in the Length column.

 choose-length-of-wbs-code-in-project 2010.jpg

Step 7

Select a character that you want to use as a separator in the Separator column.

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Step 8

For each level of tasks in the WBS, repeat step 3-7.

Step 9

Project will automatically assign a WBS code each time a new task is entered by ticking the Generate WBS Code For New Task check box.

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Step 10

Foe creating unique codes tick the Verify Uniqueness Of New WBS Code check box.

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