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Old 08-24-2012, 05:20 AM
ketanco ketanco is offline updating not completed tasks or 0% tasks Windows 7 64bit updating not completed tasks or 0% tasks Office 2007
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when updating my schedule i first updated my data date



(by the way i also checked off the split in progress tasks under options>schedule as i dont want the split to show)

so after updating my data date i went into tools>tracking>update project

i selected schedule incomplete tasks to start after, for the entire project, after the data date. and it immediately pushed the 0% tasks after my current data date. upto this point, i am ok.

but for an activity which was ongoing and 40% complete, it left the incomplete portion of that activity as it is, in the past. wihtout pushing the incomplete portion of it after the current date. so it left its finish date in the past now, although it is still showing the same %40. it made no change whatsoever to that bar. which is wrong. a 40% complete task can not finish in the past. i wanted it to push the remaining duration beyond my current data date but it didnt. how can i extend the ongoing activities incomplete portion also extend automatically, leaving remaining duration the same after data date, just as it pushes the 0% activities after data date by leaving their duration the same?

or after pushing 0% activities do i need to individually go into activities in progress and update them one by one?
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:23 AM
JulieS JulieS is offline updating not completed tasks or 0% tasks Windows 7 64bit updating not completed tasks or 0% tasks Office 2010 32bit
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I'm afraid you can't have it both ways -- if you want the remaining work from in progress tasks to be moved - you need to allow tasks to be split. If you want to have completed work remain and the finish date updated - you'll need to manually increase duration one by one.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:48 AM
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ok i understand. i think with primavera i was able to do that though.

but why it can not be done with MS Project, doesnt make sense to me.

You Should be able to do that. Am I correct? Because that 40% task still went on, it didnt stop between the date of my last update and my update today.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:59 AM
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How can you be 40% complete last week and still 40% complete this week? If you worked on it then the % complete should be increasing unless you have also increased the estimated remaining duration. If you haven't work on it since last week - then the task should be split.

In my opinion, no, you shouldn't be able to have 40% complete for several weeks running without either a split to show that you haven't worked on the task, or an increase in duration to show that you have worked on the task but you underestimated the initial duration.
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