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Having problem with linking the tasks in project tool

Copper Contributor

Hi, 

I am facing a problem with MS Project tool. I have created different tasks and linked them and put them in different phases. Also, I have given the title or project name at the top of task list. Ideally, every phase should display the duration as per their task list, but it is not happening. The first phase is showing overall duration of the project which is wrong. I have tried linking and unlinking of the tasks several times but in vain. Please help me and guide what wrong I have done.

 

Thanks in advance..

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Hello.
Can you confirm if the tasks are in Auto Scheduled and not Manuallly in the Task Mode column? If not, try putting the phase summary tasks in Auto mode. Precisely the manually scheduled mode is an option that the user can put what he wants without considering the subtasks.
Ignacio

@Ignacio_Martín 

 

First of all, thanks for the response and secondly, all the tasks including Summary are in "Auto Scheduled" Mode only.

Hi,
Can you show a full screenshot please?
Ignacio

@Ignacio_Martín 

For your convenience, I have split the task list in two parts and since I am a beginner, I am not creating a huge task list. Please check the above two screenshots and help me. Thanks.

Hi,
Did you receive the pics? If not, please let me know.
Were not received

@Ignacio_Martín 

 

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Please check now. Thanks

Vivek

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@mintvivek 

Hello.

 

Unindent summary task Planning Phase.

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Regards

Ignacio

@Ignacio_Martín 

 

Wow, it worked. Thanks a Lot Ignacio. Could you also help me in understanding how this function works? That would be a great help.

Regards,

Vivek

Hello Vivek

In Ms Project, the Duration of a Summary task is the difference in working time, shown by default in working days, between its Start date and its Finish date, counted in the calendar assigned to that summary task, by default the Project Calendar .

The Start date of a Summary task is the earliest Start date of all the tasks it groups together.

The Finish date of a Summary task is the latest finish date of all the tasks it groups together.

Logically, a task that has a higher outline level than another that is next in the list is a Summary task, and is shown by default in bold.

Optionally, you can insert the Outline Level column in the task table, or the Outline Number to check it.

I hope you find the explanation useful.

 

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Ignacio

@Ignacio_Martín 

 

Thank you so much Ignacio for the explanation. I have no words to express my gratitude and respect for you. Still, I can say you are the best.

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@mintvivek 

Hello.

 

Unindent summary task Planning Phase.

Ignacio_Martn_0-1712933798960.png

Regards

Ignacio

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