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What is the best way to represent this as a pred/succ. Task A must complete before Task B completes RRS feed

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  • Hello

    What is the best way to represent the following.........

    Task A in Schedule1 must complete before Task B completes in Schedule2.

    Thanks

     

     

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 6:38 PM

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  • Hotmail1 --

    If it were me, I would do the following:

    1.  Create a temporary master project containing both Schedule1 and Schedule2 as subprojects.

    2.  Expand each of these two subprojects.

    3.  Select Task A in the Schedule1 subproject, press and hold the Control key, select Task B in the Schedule2 subproject, release the Control key, and then click the Link Tasks button.

    The previous step creates the Finish-to-Start dependency that you need between the tasks in the two projects.

    4.  Close the temporary master project without saving it.

    5.  Click the Yes to All button to save the changes to the two subprojects.

    I believe this process would meet your cross-project linking needs, now and in the future.  Hope this helps.


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    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:50 PM
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  • It wasn't a Finish to Start relationship....it was a little more complicated than that.............

    The question was more how to set up the Pred/succ when I want the following to happen....

    What is the best way to represent the following.........

    Task A in Schedule1 must complete before Task B completes in Schedule2.

     

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:12 PM
  • Hotmail1,

    Follow Dale's suggestion except set the two tasks in a finish-to-finish with a delay for task B.

    John

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:29 PM
  • I guess I need to learn how to read questions better!  :)  Thanks for the assist.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:50 PM
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