How To Add A Lump Sum Cost To An Activity Without Resources

(Doc ID 900819.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 5.0 and later
Primavera Contractor - Version 5.0 and later
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 12-Apr-2011***
***Checked for relevance on 28-Sep-2012***


Goal

This document explains how to cost load an activity without resources assignments and how to avoid the error when entering a lump sum cost to activities with no resources: "Cannot set cost because there is no price."

Adding cost to activities with no resources In the "Activities" view under the "Status" tab you can add cost as either Labor or Non-labor cost.

NOTE: You cannot enter a material cost without a material resource

When entering a Lump sum cost this error could appear

In Enterprise, Projects, Calculations tab of Project Details, you do not have a Default Price per Unit or it is $0.

Solution

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