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Dependencies between tasks and 'turning off' automatic date shift

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    Miranda Hunt

    Related Help pages: 

     

    Dependencies

    https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/209604229-Dependencies-on-the-Timeline-View-

    ...states "When you reschedule a task with dependencies all dependent tasks are automatically rescheduled." I want to be able to turn this off.

     

    Date Constraints

    https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/209604249-Date-Constraints-on-the-Timeline-View-

    ...I want to be able to add these in the cards/tasks themselves, not just in the Timeline view.

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    Miranda Hunt

    N,b, suggested fix from Wirke was to not link tasks via dependencies, but that won't work for us.

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    Richard Keller

    We have the same problem. The automatic date shift is very frustrating when you've already set start and end dates for tasks before linking them through a dependency. Using a Date Constraint is not a suitable answer, since it only applies after the dependency has already been created.

    I've been advised that we should try importing the tasks from an XLS spreadsheet. That's potentially a suitable workaround, but still frustrating that there's not way to prevent the date shift directly within Wrike.

     

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    Stephen

    H guys, this is an interesting idea - thanks for sharing here 👍

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    Thor Ersted Ansbæk

    Would be great if at least the automatic rescheduling was logged in the comments sections (similar to if a user changes dates on a task)

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    Dusty Monroe

    This is a significant issue for our Org. We do not want tasks to be moved once we link dependencies. 

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    Brian Davis

    If anyone is interested in resolving the "Dependencies between tasks and 'turning off' automatic date shift" issue as part of the new Lead and Lag time implementation, please comment on my post in Lead and Lag times:

    https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115000170609/comments/360003837513

    Perhaps you can clarify how date constraining should work as part of the dependency GUI.

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    Kiefer MacKenzie

    This functionality (to turn off automatic start date adjustment when assigning a dependent task) is necessary for our organization as well.

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    Sven Passinger

    As there seems to me up to now no sollution directly by turning shifting dates off, how about using Milestones?

    Put a milestone behind your task with depency and the next task with dependency to the milestone. As I understand the Wrike help the milestone will not be shifted and following tasks would depend on the milestone, so also not shifted.

    Ok, it gives more tasks in your Gant Chart. What you could do is putting a Folder in your project where you put all these "dummy" milestones.

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    Hugh

    Hey everyone, apologies for the delay in response here. Thank you for sharing your feedback, it's been passed on to the Product team.

    Hi Sven Passinger, thank you for sharing this workaround here! It's really useful for other Community members while putting together their Gantt Charts.

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