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What are Supported Time Unit Formats?

Clarizen Team
posted this on June 13, 2013, 03:52

What are Supported Time Unit Formats?

This section describes formats used by the Clarizen to display or enter time units.

Durations, Actual Effort, Remaining Effort, Lag or other properties  that describe 'time units' are displayed in the application using the shortest possible suffixes:

  • Minutes: "min" (5min)
  • Hours:  “h” (3h)
  • Days: “d” (6d)
  • Weeks: “w” (7w)
  • Months: “mo” (1mo)

User can enter the values of such properties using following suffixes:

  • Minutes: "min"
  • Hours: “h”, “hrs”, “hour”, “hours”
  • Days: “d”, “day”, “days”
  • Weeks: “w”, “week”, “weeks”
  • Months:  “m”, “mo”, “month”, “months”

Consecutive Duration and Lag Time

There can be the cases when user would like to indicate that system should not take into account non working days while planning specific work item.  

The suggested format to display values where work and calendar time of the  Duration or Lag between two work items are different is using a prefix ( “c” for consecutive before the suffix) – for example  “ 5 cd” or  “12 ch”.  

Consecutive days means the user enforces a start date and an end date (i.e. runs over non-working days if required).



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I was attempting to set a group of tasks for the duration of 1 month. Then, I wanted to set the following tasks I had made dependent on that group for the following month, (at a duration of 1 month) and have them continue in this pattern for 1 year.

The issue I have found here is when I set the month to start Dec 1, the "1 month" duration sets the due date for the 26th. I took a look at our global calendar settings and I see that the calendar is set for a duration of 20 days. I notice I can change this amount, but is there a way to have the system recognize the actual duration for each month within a year based off of the start date? This would be very useful for monthly items.


Thank you!





Blue Fountain Media

December 5, 2014, 14:53
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Boris Krutiy
Clarizen Online Project Management Software Help


Unfortunately, our duration for 1 MONTH is not currently configured to work as a true month. It uses the calendar month (working days) so depending on the number of working days for a month (i.e. December), it will make the appropriate calculation and specify the Due Date accordingly.

There is an existing Change Request to allow you to use a true monthly duration so in your scenario, Start Date of December-1 with 1 month True Duration would mean Due Date would be Dec.31 or even Feb.1 depending on how the calculation will be setup. I am sure there will be options.

The Change Request is CR-199058




December 9, 2014, 10:59