To accomodate the new features in Project 2010 there have been some new fields introduced. Here they are with some idea of what they are used for:
Active- Used to designate if a task is active or inactive. A great new way to deal with conditional schedules, agile development, what-if analysis. I'm working up a post on this.
Task Mode- Used to determine if a task is to be manual scheduled or whether they should follow the built-in CPM scheduling algorithm.
Scheduled Start- Used for Manually scheduled tasks. Start, Finish and Duration are optional for manually scheduled tasks.
Scheduled Finish- as above
Scheduled Duration- as above
Warning- Used with manually scheduled tasks if the timing or sequencing of tasks would be considered an issue (ie: dependency issues, summary doesn't match subtasks etc.) - See my webcast in the previous post for an example of using this field.
Ignore Warnings- Pretty much what it says....
Baseline Estimated Start 0-10- Estimated Baselines are how manually scheduled task information is stored in a baseline. Regular baselines are used for automatically scheduled tasks.
Baseline Estimated Finish 0-10- as above
Baseline Estimated Duration 0-10- as above.
Note that the
Active field is a Project Professional only feature, so if you have Project Standard you may not be able to do anything with it. I'm not sure how Project Standard will handle reading a file from Project Professional which uses this feature but I'm sure we will find out when it is released.