<LinkLag> value calculation in <PredecessorLink> mpp Project RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can you please explain the calculation of <LinkLag> 

    For Example:


    50400 how it got calculated

    Friday, October 14, 2016 11:57 AM

All replies

  • Kavita,

    Project stores all time related data in tenths of a minute so the 50400 you see, given a default 8 hour day, will be

    50400/4800=10.5 days

    Hope this helps.


    Friday, October 14, 2016 2:07 PM
  • I am trying to import MPP into my tool. I wanted to store the Predecessor days i,e if 1FS+5 days.

    So 5 I wanted to store in my database. While importing I am converting MPP file to xml.In xml for 1 project its giving 
    <LinkLag>50400</LinkLag> for 7 days

    In another project its giving <LinkLag>9600</LinkLag> for 2 days.

    Which one is correct. Please help me out this

    Monday, October 17, 2016 1:05 PM
  • Kavita,

    Without more detail, I'd say they are both correct because the first project uses 12h days and the second project uses 8h days. How did I arrive at those values?

    In the first project, 5040.0 minutes/7 days = 720.0 minutes/day. Then 720/60 = 12 hours

    Likewise 960.0 minutes/2 days = 480.0 minutes/day. Then 480/60 = 8 hours

    In Project the definition of a day is determined by the options setting for hours per day (File/options/schedule group)

    Hope this helps.


    Monday, October 17, 2016 2:04 PM
  • Thank you very much John for the information.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:40 AM
  • Kavita,

    You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.


    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:05 PM