When adjusting dates for tasks that have predecessors, they become backlogged (losing duration, start date, end date)

Greetings team,

I have a question and I know that I am doing this incorrectly which is leading to my problem.

In wrike, I have 3 training tasks.

These have been set to two predecessors. 

I have removed one of those predecessors since the training tasks are no longer dependent on this. This should bring in the schedule for those tasks by several months. 

However, I have noticed that wrike does not automatically adjust the start date and due date. I discovered that if I select the "min" or "max" button that the start and due date will automatically update.

This typically works for me when I make changes to the schedule requiring tasks down the chain to be updated.

However, when I click this, I end up blowing away the duration, start, and end dates. 

This automatically backlogs the tasks requiring me to manually key in everything. I'm not able to get the task to automatically schedule either. 

I apologize, I come from the MS Project world where dates automatically get adjusted when I make changes like this. 

My question is two fold:

1. What am I doing wrong?

2. What is the best way to get dates to automatically update when I adjust predecessors? 

Thank you for any help!

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Thank you for reaching out Adam Reusche! I've asked our Support team to take a look. 

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Thank you Lisa. I did discover the, "Recalculate duration automatically" which I have enabled giving me the MS project like functionality I was looking for. I'm still genuinely curious why the dates get blown out though when I do this when I have projects set to not recalculate duration automatically. 

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I can see our Support team member reached out to you now 👍

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Similar question. I selected the Max button by accident.  How do I get my dates back?

 

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Hi John Herbst, welcome to the forums 👋 

I've asked our Support team to look into this for you, someone from the team will reach out to you. 

Please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with! 

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Hey John Herbst, if you click the task the edit history will appear in the red box below.

This has saved me several times after blowing up my scheduled. 

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Seeing the edit doesn't help to correct it.  
To correct the deleted dates, I deleted the dependencies and reentered them.  The dates then reappeared.  

Not sure the Max / Min function is working as intended on the Web Version.  

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Hi John Herbst, thank you for the additional details, our Support Team is aware of your case and you will be contacted by one of our agents shortly 👍

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Juan I think I'm having a related issue. Previously when I adjusted dates on a predecessor, that would adjust the dates of the dependent task. That doesn't seem to be happening any longer, and I'm not sure why.

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Hello Sarah Philippart, welcome to the Community. I've created a ticket with our Support Team on your behalf, and one our agents will contact you shortly to assist you with this 👍

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