Rollup field in MS PROJECT 2019


today I’m going to explain purpose of the Rollup for Tasks in MS PROJECT 2019!

First I will create very simple Project:


As you can see, there is one Summary Task (Task S), two Sub-summary Tasks (Tasks S1 and S2) and six Tasks (T1 to T6). finally there are two milestones (MS).

Now I am going to select T1 and T2 and check Rollout option:


and I will get:


As you can see these Task are “rolled up” in the Summary Task S1, but not in Summary Task S. why? Because I unchecked this option for Summary Task S (which is, by default turned on for all summary and sub-summary tasks).

Now, I’m going to turn it on (in the same way as I did it with T1 and T2), and I will get:


This can be useful if you want to see Tasks on Summary Tasks. But, what if you want this for every single Task? should you turn this option on for every new Task? NO!

Here is how can you avoid this:


and I will get:


Wait? there are no Tasks shown! Well, that is because I select option: “Hide rollup bars when summary expanded”. So, if I now collapse summary Tasks I will get:


But if I always want Tasks to be shown on Summary Tasks, I will deselect this option and get:


So it’s up to you how (and if) you are going to show those “rollups”!



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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