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change of start date doesn't update to task list RRS feed

  • Question

  • So when a resource changes the start date of a task, it updates it on their task list. When they submit it for approval, the approval view shows it correctly. But when you go to the main task list with the gantt chart it shows the updated finish date, but the start date stays the same. This results in a long duration bar in the gantt window, but the duration stays the same as what it was.
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:14 PM

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  • Hi,

    if a user changes start date, he is modifying the assignment start date, not task start date. Entering a new start date does not only change assignment start date, but also the difference between task start date and assignment start date as "Assignment Delay". This is just how it works, and it makes sense. If you have more than one assignment on a task, you don't want to move task start date, just because one resource does change assignment starte date.

    Does that make sense?
    Regards
    Barbara


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    • Proposed as answer by Erik van Hurck Friday, December 30, 2016 9:48 AM
    Friday, December 30, 2016 8:08 AM
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  • But what if I actually want them to update the start date. Our workforce is fairly agile, and is typically working on several projects at once. So there is a need for them to be able to move tasks around during week as needed.

    Also the duration goes all to wack....

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:43 PM
  • Hi,

    sorry, this is just how it works

    Users are only allowed to change assignment data, no task data. The only way to work around this is to train PMs to adjust task start date and delete assignment delay (manually or by macro).

    Regards
    Barbara


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    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:58 PM
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