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Split task project 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I splitted Tasks 2 and 3. Why does the Duration Change for Tasks 3 with Fixed Duration although it Shows the same Finish Date as task2?

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    Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:09 PM

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  • Scheduler007 --

    What you are seeing is an oddity with Fixed Duration tasks that you do not see with either Fixed Units or Fixed Work tasks.  When you split a Fixed Units or Fixed Work task, the Duration is simply the sum of the Duration of each whole part of the Gantt Chart.  When you split a Fixed Duration task, on the other hand, the Duration is calculated from the Start date to the Finish date of the task, minus any nonworking time on the Project Calendar.  In your case, on the second task, you see the larger Duration value because the task is a Fixed Duration task.  This is the way the software works, even if it seems a bit odd.  It is not a bug, and there is no way to make it work any different.  Explain to your clients or executives that this is simply how Fixed Duration tasks, and then move on.  :)  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:24 PM
    Moderator

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  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:10 PM
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    Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:13 PM
  • Scheduler007 --

    What you are seeing is an oddity with Fixed Duration tasks that you do not see with either Fixed Units or Fixed Work tasks.  When you split a Fixed Units or Fixed Work task, the Duration is simply the sum of the Duration of each whole part of the Gantt Chart.  When you split a Fixed Duration task, on the other hand, the Duration is calculated from the Start date to the Finish date of the task, minus any nonworking time on the Project Calendar.  In your case, on the second task, you see the larger Duration value because the task is a Fixed Duration task.  This is the way the software works, even if it seems a bit odd.  It is not a bug, and there is no way to make it work any different.  Explain to your clients or executives that this is simply how Fixed Duration tasks, and then move on.  :)  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:24 PM
    Moderator