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Old 01-07-2012, 06:12 AM
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Hello,
Just trying to get my head round calendars.
My first task is of 4 weeks length. With the default project calendar applied ie 40 Hrs a week.

So to check I know how to alter a calendar.
I change the duration to 120h and the task duration changes to 3 weeks (monday to fri X3).
Then I create a short week calandar (short week) of a 5 hour day/25 h week.


And change the applied calendar to "short week".
Save the project.
And reload.
I still have a 120h 3-week task.
Have I overlooked something?

TIA
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:22 AM
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Do you have resources assigned to the task? If you have resources assigned, it is the resource calendar in "charge" on a task -- unless when you assign the task calendar you select the option "Scheduling ignores resource calendars."

Julie
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:24 PM
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No resource appled yet.
I am however pleased to learn about the "Scheduling ignores resource calendars." option!
Thanx.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:22 AM
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Hi PMNewbie,

If you don't have resources assigned then either the Project Calendar (set in Project Information) or a task calendar is "ruling" the schedule.

So, a couple of questions:
Where/how did you change the calendar?
Did you create a new calendar or modify the "Standard" calendar.
I'm guessing you applied a task calendar?
What version of Project are you using? You are working with Automatically scheduled tasks?

Changing the calendar should not change the duration of 120 hours -- but it definitely will change the end date.

I hope this helps.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:42 AM
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Hi Julie,
Thanx for your continued interest!Double click on Task ie task information.
Advanced -> calendar-> Assign "Short week"
Ceated new calendar. 25 hrs per week
Not sure if I creatred a task calendar - it is described a base calendar.
project 2010 - yes auto.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:43 PM
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If you press F9, does the finish date change?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:55 AM
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Hello Julie,
F9 did not help.
But I created a new Calendar (again) with the required working hours.
And it now works just fine.
I suspect that I had done something wrong when creating the calendar teh first time.
Thanks for your help.
Appreciated
;-)
And I will remember F9, which google tells me, forces recalculation!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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You're welcome. It sounds like things may have been off in the other calendar. I'm glad you have it sorted and thanks for the feedback.

Julie
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