Calculate the duration of a task automatically based on Start and Finish? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like MS Project 2010 to calculate duration automatically based on Task2's Start and Finish dates in the following situations:

    1. Task2 (auto-scheduled) lasts as long as the preceding Task1 ends and the following Task3 starts. I did setup the Task1-Task2 FS relationship and Task3-Task2 SF relationship but the MSP set's Task2's duration to 1 day, keeps the correct Finish date and not correct Start date.

    2. Taks2 (auto-scheduled) finishes as soon as Task3 starts. I setup SF relationship for Task3-Task2 but MSP again set's Task2's duration to 1 day and if I change it's Start date, it keeps the 1 day duration and moves the Finish date.

    No resources and no work set, tasks set to Fixed Units.

    Is there a way to make this work?

    Sunday, August 5, 2012 11:38 AM