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How to update next task actual start date when the previous task actual end date is updated ?

we are updating the actual start/end date of a task using a plug in  http://www.clarizen.com/appsmarketplace/Set-Actual-Start-Date.html

according to our business flow the following depended tasks actual start date needs to be updated once its preceding task end date is updated. 

 

for example

task  b  depends on  task a 

a.end date <-- date X    ( task a end date is update from null to date X ) 

Then -- a work flow should update task be actual start date to date X.

how should I best implement it ?

Thanks,

Eyal

 

Eyal Filiba Answered

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Hi Eyal,

If I understand your requirements correctly and you would like the successor task to start as soon/late as the predecessor is completed then the application, you are referring to, will support this functionality by default. You should be all set.

 

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

 

Thank you,

Bea

 

Bea Genthner 0 votes
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Thanks for your help

My users  now wants to update the start date of the next task with the previous task actual end date

when I try to choose the start date field in an update field action in a workflow $successor.<field name>

the start date filed is not available.

 

 ?Do you know how can I automatically update the start date of the completed task successor

 

thanks a lot 

 

Eyal 

 

Eyal Filiba 0 votes
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Question:

If a predecessor task is 'At-Risk' is it possible to mark the successor task as 'At Risk' too?
If a predecessor task is 'Past Due', and not completed, is it possible to mark the successor task as 'At Risk' and recalculate it's start date in accordance to the delay in the predecessor task?

Thanks,
Arnon Yaffe

Arnon Yaffe 0 votes
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Arnon,

It does not do that out of the box, but you can likely do this with a Custom Workflow Rule that updates successor task when the task is At Risk or Past Due.

This should work for you.

Boris Krutiy 0 votes