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Creating a Dependency on the Gantt Chart

Table 33. Availability - Legacy plans


Overview

You can create dependencies from both the table and timeline portions of the Gantt chart.

Note

Tasks with deferred or canceled status can't be a part of a dependency. Completed tasks can only be added as predecessors.

From the table

  1. Locate a task in the table and double-click the Predecessors column. If you don't see the column, click the gear icon 1 in the table's upper left-hand corner and check the box next to Predecessors 2.

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  2. Find the task that should precede the task from Step 1.

  3. In the task from Step 1, enter the row number from Step 2's task followed by:

    1. FS – to create a Finish to Start dependency

    2. SS – to create a Start to Start dependency

    3. FF – to create a Finish to Finish dependency

    4. SF – to create a Start to Finish dependency

  4. Press Enter on your keyboard.

Note

If you only enter a number, then a Finish to Start dependency is created by default.

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From the timeline

  1. Hover over a taskbar.

  2. Click the dot that appears to the left or right of the taskbar.

  3. Drag your mouse to the beginning or end of the task you want to create a dependency with.

  4. Release the mouse button to create the dependency.

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