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Old 02-15-2012, 01:14 PM
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Although I updated the status date of my project to today, february 15th, and i am showing a 10 day remaining duration with manual entry there, the finish date is showing feb 21 for an activity, which is much sooner than 10 days from now. why?
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Updating the status date does not move tasks by itself. You need to run the Reschedule uncompleted tasks command -- which is going to split your task (which you did not like from a previous post) and move the remaining work to be scheduled as of the status date.

Then the remaining duration and the scheduled finish date should align.

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Updating the status date does not move tasks by itself. You need to run the Reschedule uncompleted tasks command -- which is going to split your task (which you did not like from a previous post) and move the remaining work to be scheduled as of the status date.

Then the remaining duration and the scheduled finish date should align.

Julie
yes, from the previous post you are right so is there no way to not split task but still make it longer when you make rescheduling? i mean instead of that split why doesnt it just fill in between the splits? the work did not stop it siomply took longer... is there no way to do that? if not the only way is the fill in bewteen the split portions manually right?
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If the work took longer than originally planned, you should record Actual Duration and then increase remaining duration.
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