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Budgeting Item in profile - effect traffic lights
Budgeting Item in profile - effect traffic lights

Learn what the budgeting item in the profile does and how to activate effect traffic lights.

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Written by Moritz Mußmann
Updated over a week ago

The effect traffic light shown in the tree for the respective tree level refers in each case to the position selected in the profile. If no position is selected, the traffic light remains gray. If you want to adjust the position, the following steps are necessary:

  1. Navigate to the respective element (e.g. a single measure or the entire project).

  2. Go to the profile and under Position select the respective effect line that is to give the measure the traffic light color.

Alternatively, you can also perform this operation directly by right-clicking in the tree.

Now the traffic light jumps to the color that represents the status of the selected effect line.


  • You can only select one effect line that is responsible for the traffic light color. Due to the blue colored frame, in the effects tab you can also see which effect line is responsible for the traffic light color.

  • If the traffic light is still gray after the setting, there are probably no plan and actual values entered yet. Falcon can only display a color if both values are available for at least one period and therefore a delta can be calculated.

  • The budgeting item is passed on to lower-level elements when they are added. If you assign the budgeting item Material Cost to a project and then create a new package of measures, the budgeting item Material Cost is automatically assigned to this package. You can then change the budgeting item if necessary.

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