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Same WBS name for different projects

Hi all,

It looks like it is not possible to have several wbs which have the same id, even if they are linked to different project..

Any solution?

Best regards,

Julien

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2009 at 07:10 PM

    The solution is to have unique WBS code. Normally you use the project code as a prefix for WBS code.

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  • Posted on Nov 24, 2009 at 04:15 AM

    Yes It is not possible to have same WBS E code in diff. project. The logical reason is that WBS Element is cost object itself and in real time posting transaction same is used alone not with project definition. As suggested by PS User it is advisable to use Project definition as prefix to WBS.

    With Regards

    Nitin P

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    • We should customized project structure based on some logical convenience.

      As you told you project no is too much long that's why you are not able to prefix project no with WBS no.

      - Use of mix of Alphabetic and numerical in project coding mask say in TE- 0910000000 say here TE is your department of line of business 09 is you financial year1000 is you company code and 0000 is open no. range for you . This is just an example for the project definition.

      Buy minimizing use of Alphabet, you can optimized project doing mask and give logical representation in the mind of business user.

      You can use of validation to avid any user errors. while creating project in any of the departments. So, you will not face 24 character long project mask.

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      In particulate to your question logical call i mean, if your project definition is too long than drop few character from it ,so you can accommodate WBS no with prefix of project definition.

      With Regards

      Nitin P.

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    Posted on Nov 26, 2009 at 03:54 AM

    Hi

    I want to know for exactly waht purpose you need this?

    Second thing you try to identify wbs by short id filed so it is possible that different wbs can have same short ID .

    Example

    You have two project s T-123456 aND T-123457 AND YOU USE MASK AS + + + THEN you get short id for two wbs as T13 .

    SO MORE THAN ONE WBS can have same ID but with referance to project .

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