ShravanK Super Contributor.
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Can we have new fields in Skills page

Hi,

We would like to differentiate the skills for resources as "Primary" or "Secondary" in PPM.

Right now, we are only having the Aptitude which will show the level of that skill and catrgory which may utilized for categorization of skills.
But there is no feasibility to have type of skill whether it is primary or secondary in skills page of PPM.

Could you please check and let us know the feasibility to have new field which can utilize for this purpose.
Or any alternative for this problem.

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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: Can we have new fields in Skills page

Hi Shravan,

There's no built-in way to have primary/secondary skills. You can have as many skills as you want per resource (with different proficiency levels), so why would you only want to have a primary and a secondary skill? Eventually you could see the primary skill as the resource role (even though the role will be usually less precise than a skill), and everything else as resource skills to get more info.

If you only want a resource to have 2 skills (a primary and a secondary one), then you can use User Data fields of the resource: One user data field would store the primary skill, and another one the secondary skill. You could add 2 User Data fields if you need to also store proficiencies. However, setting skills through user data fields will NOT set the skills to the resource "from a PPM perspective". It will be enough if you want do some reporting, but it won't be taken into account if you use skills in the staffing profile positions for example. 

You could eventually sync the User Data skills to the "real" resource skills by writing some Triggers in the DB, but that start to look like a dirty hack...

Thanks,

Etienne. 

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Nimmakayala Trusted Contributor.
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Re: Can we have new fields in Skills page

Hi,

What is the user data validation for these primary and secondary skills. Could you please let us know 

Regards,

Praveen.

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: Can we have new fields in Skills page

Hi,

You can look at "RSC - Skill Name - All", and eventually copy it and modify the SQL to suit your needs.

For the proficiency list, it's RSC - Skill Proficiency (list drop down, this is not a SQL validation).

Thanks,

Etienne.

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