Activity-based Items

The labor attribute maps for an activity-based work item work differently than those for a task-based item; you can only use an allocation-based labor attribute map. Because there are no task assignments in activity-based items (only allocations), time logged against an activity-based work item is logged directly against the work item and not against an assignment. This means that while allocations roll up the same way as for task-based items, timesheet actuals, since there are no assignments, roll up (in the actual dimension) through the allocation map.


Adding an activity-based labor attribute map

Activity-based labor attribute maps roll-up allocations made against items to the Plan dimension and roll-up user timesheet that has been submitted against a work item. Before labor attribute mapping can be configured, be sure that a mappable Timephased - FTE attribute has been added.

To add an activity-based labor attribute map
  1. From the application toolbar, click Setup, and then select Customization.
  2. Select the Labor Attribute Mapping tab.
  3. Click New Labor Attribute Map.
  4. Select Allocations.
  5. Select the attribute from which the mapping is based from the Attribute drop-down. (This list is populated with Timephased - FTE attributes created from the Attributes Setup tab in the Customization module that are also marked as Mappable.)
  6. You can filter the data by capital (CapEX) or operational (OpEx) expenses.
  7. You can filter the data by a resource role.
  8. Click Save.