When you distribute the required capacity of a project role or staffing manually over several intervals and then choose Check Intervals, the system checks the generic intervals in the background. The system checks whether the intervals follow on from one another without any gaps and whether they fill the entire time frame between the start and finish date of the project role or staffing. It adjusts the intervals if necessary (see Features).
If you save the intervals without explicitly calling the function for checking the generic intervals, the system issues error messages as appropriate and does not automatically adjust any intervals.
You created a project role whose project role type supports distribution in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management → Basic Settings for Project Roles → Define Project Role Types.
When you call the Check Intervals function, the system responds as follows:
· If the start date of the first interval is before the start date of the role or staffing, the system moves the start date of the interval to the start date of the role or staffing.
· If the finish date of the last interval is after the finish date of the role or staffing, the system brings the finish date of the interval forward to the finish date of the role or staffing.
· If the start date of the first interval is after the start date of the role or staffing, the system inserts another interval in front of it to close the gap.
· If the finish date of the last interval is before the finish date of the role or staffing, the system inserts another interval after it to close the gap.
· If there is a gap between any two intervals, the system inserts an interval that closes the gap.
· If two intervals overlap, the system issues an error message and you cannot save. The system cannot know which of the two intervals you want to change. Therefore, you have to adjust the intervals to remove the overlap and then save them.