Microsoft Office Forums

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-08-2012, 08:55 AM
ketanco ketanco is offline Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines Windows 7 64bit Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines Office 2007
Expert
Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 279
ketanco is on a distinguished road
Default Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines

Hello,



After I scheduled a project beginning of this january, which was supposed to start at that time, nothing happened on the job and I also did not update my schedule either. I also had not saved any baseline at that time.

Now it is a month later and the job is starting and I was told to save a baseline showing our original plan start dates of beginning of january, like in the original schedule I made. But of course when I reopened my project file right now, it is showing the current date of beginning of february, and no status date as I did not assign any before. Now when I want to save a baseline with the january start dates, do I need to make the current date back to beginning of january? Or the current date can stay as today, beginning of february, because the status date is still showing n/a anyway and when I save the original baseline it will still save everything with the data I made a month ago? Because right now the only change in the entire file is the current date, I have not made any changes at all yet. So when I save baseline it will save the original dates of january start correct?

And then I was told to save a 2nd baseline, which should reflect the start date of actual condition, which is today. So to do that, after saving basline1, I will first make the status date today, and schedule all activities not started to start after status date, and then I will need to save baseline 1 correct?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-08-2012, 02:20 PM
JulieS JulieS is offline Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines Windows 7 64bit Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines Office 2010 32bit
Expert
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 1,693
JulieS will become famous soon enough
Default

If you have not updated your schedule, since January, then now is the time to save the baseline. The current date is not utilized when you save the baseline. The baseline will just copy start/finish/work/duration/cost for all tasks as they are right now.

Quote:
And then I was told to save a 2nd baseline, which should reflect the start date of actual condition, which is today. So to do that, after saving basline1, I will first make the status date today, and schedule all activities not started to start after status date, and then I will need to save baseline 1 correct?
Correct.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
updating status date and actual duration ketanco Project 5 01-27-2012 07:32 AM
Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines How to insert current date into default filename ? czomberzdaniela Word 1 12-27-2011 07:18 PM
Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines MS Project Start Dates not matching the Status Date sjodom Project 3 12-04-2011 08:45 AM
Meaning of current date vs status date when saving baselines How to call current PC date and/or current PC year KIM SOLIS Excel 2 11-04-2011 06:09 PM
new appointment date always reverts back to today's date msills Outlook 0 08-24-2007 08:57 AM

Other Forums: Access Forums

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft