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11.16. Task Numbers in the Risk Categories Dialog

Applies to: @RISK 6.x/7.x, Professional and Industrial Editions, when used with an MPP file

In @RISK, I clicked Project » Model Tools » Risk Categories, but the task numbers shown there don't match the task numbers in my MPP and Excel files.  What's wrong?

In Microsoft Project, every task has two numbers: the task ID shown at the left, and a Unique ID that is normally not shown. The Unique ID is assigned when the task is created, and it never changes,.  The visible task IDs can change as you insert and remove tasks.  The task IDs shown in the Risk Categories dialog are the Unique IDs.

You can make the Unique IDs visible in Excel or Project or both.  In Project, right-click a column and select Insert Column » Unique ID.  In @RISK in Excel, click Project » Project Link » Insert or Hide Field, and under Field to Insert select Unique ID.

Last edited: 2015-09-01

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