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How to customize VIP Task Manager Professional to calculate the time I spend on tasks/projects and the cost of tasks/projects according to the time spent?

How to customize VIP Task Manager Professional to calculate the time I spend on tasks/projects and the cost of tasks/projects according to the time spent?
   
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To calculate the time spent on tasks/projects and the cost of these tasks/projects according to the time spent, as it is shown on the screenshot above, please, do the following steps:

  1. Create task group 'Projects'
  2. Create task groups 'Project 1', 'Project 2' within task group 'Projects'
  3. Create tasks within task groups 'Project 1', 'Project 2'
  4. Go to menu Tools and select Custom Fields
  5. Click on 'New' button in 'Edit custom fields' window
  6. Enter 'Time Spent' into Title field in 'Edit Custom Field' window
  7. Select 'Duration' in Type Field in 'Edit Custom Field' window
  8. Uncheck 'Required' option in 'Edit Custom Field' window
  9. Enter the below formula into 'Formula:' field in 'Edit Custom Field' window and click 'OK' button
  10. $finish - $start

  11. Click on 'New' button in 'Edit custom fields' window
  12. Enter 'Cost' into Title field in 'Edit Custom Field' window
  13. Select 'Currency' in Type Field in 'Edit Custom Field' window
  14. Uncheck 'Required' option in 'Edit Custom Field' window
  15. Enter the below formula into 'Formula:' field in 'Edit Custom Field' window and click ‘OK' button
  16. ($cf_time_spent*24)*10.00

  17. Click 'OK' button in 'Edit custom fields' window
  18. Go to View menu, select option Columns, select option Task Tree Columns and activate option Time Spent and Cost
  19. Go to Task Tree tab
  20. Right click on a task group 'Projects' and select option 'Custom fields options'
  21. Select 'Time Spent' field in 'Edit custom field options for 'Projects' window
  22. Select 'Subgroups&Tasks' option in 'Settings For:' field in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  23. Select 'Enable' option in 'Field: Time Spent' in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  24. Select 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)' in checked 'View in preview sections' option
  25. Select 'Sum' and 'Time Spent' in drop down lists in option 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)'
  26. Select 'This task group' option in 'Settings For:' field in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  27. Select 'Enable' option in 'Field: Time Spent' in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  28. Select 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)' under checked 'View in preview section' option and click 'OK' button in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  29. Select 'Sum' and 'Time Spent' in drop down lists in option 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)'
  30. Select 'Cost' field in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  31. Select 'Subgroups&Tasks' option in 'Settings For:' field in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  32. Select 'Enable' option in 'Field: Cost' in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  33. Select 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)' under checked 'View in preview section' option
  34. Select 'Sum' and 'Cost' in drop down lists in option 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)'
  35. Select 'This task group' option in 'Settings For:' field in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  36. Select 'Enable' option in 'Field: Cost' in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  37. Select 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)' in checked 'View in preview section' option in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window
  38. Select 'Sum' and 'Cost' in drop down lists in option 'Aggregated (for taskgroup)'
  39. Click 'OK' button in 'Edit custom filed options for 'Projects' window



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