How to Remove Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

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Assume that you have a Primavera schedule with actual data & progress. Now you want to remove actuals so you can develop an “As-Planned” schedule. In this post, I will show you how to do this.

Consider a simple project with actual data as illustrated below:

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

STEP 1: Change Calculation Settings

To remove actuals, first, go to Project window -> Calculation tab. Highlight the project, and checkmark the following 2 options :

1. “Link Budget and At Completion for not started activities”

2. “Reset Remaining Duration and Units to Original”

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

STEP 2: Reset Unit and Cost to Zero

For simplicity, let’s assume that we only have “Labor” resources in this project.

Now go back to the Activity window and reset Unit and Cost to zero.

Go to Tool -> Global Change. Click New. Select the value as displayed in the snapshot below:

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

Click on the Change button. Primavera will show you the preview of the change.

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

If you are satisfied with the changes displayed, click on Commit Changes.

With this, resource actual data has been removed.

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

STEP 3: Reset the Activity Date

The next step is resetting the activity date. To do so, go to Tool -> Global Change. Click New. Select the value as illustrated in the image below:

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

Click on the Change button. Primavera will show you the preview of the change.

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

Click on Commit Changes.

This will result in the removal of the date of the actual data.

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

STEP 4: Reset the Data Date

To reset the Data Date, click F9 and select Data Date equal to the Project Planned Start date.

How to Remove the Actuals / Progress from Primavera P6 Schedule?

Click Schedule.

Following these steps will result in the removal of all the actuals from your schedule and having the “As-Planned” schedule.

 

If you have any question about this post, please submit them down below.

 

About the Author, Khuong Do

Khuong Do is a Project Planner in Civil Engineering, Transportation, and Oil & Gas Industry. He has worked as a Primavera Consultant Specialist since 2006 and willing to share his passion for Primavera through lots of Tips & Trick on his personal blog.

He holds a Civil Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Information Management System. Now he is working in Petronas RAPID project, one of the biggest Refinery and Petrochemical complex, in Pengerang – Malaysia

 

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