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Conditional statements between tasks


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    Vardhan Ahire

    Hi Michael,

    A formula field can use values from fields of only the task on which the formula is being computed. It cannot use values of fields from predecessors or successors. Hence writing such a conditional logic is not possible.

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    Michael Dial

    Good to know, thanks for the quick response. Followup question (I posted it late last week), I'm having issues with the Start (Actual) time. I have checked the box "Tasks should start when all predecessors are complete" however the Start (Actual) date does not update when the predecessors are complete.

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    Vardhan Ahire

    1. When "Tasks should start when all predecessors are complete" project option is checked and the predecessor is marked 100% complete prior to its Finish date, then only the Start date of successor task will be moved to the date of completion of the predecessor.

    2. The above mentioned behavior will be for only Auto Scheduled tasks. For Manually Scheduled tasks, Celoxis does not alter the dates specified by the user. Hence make sure that the task is Auto Scheduled.

    3. Start and Start(Actual) are two separate attributes. Start(Actual) will not capture change in start date, rather it is used to capture the date on which the task's progress was updated. You can choose it when Updating Progress of the task, however, by default it will populate the Start of the task.

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