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    Elizabeth Zonta

    PLEASE!!! i always blow past the dates ๐Ÿ˜’

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    Paola Dovera

    +1, this topic just came up in our own implementation -- although we can see that using the table view at folder level does adopt the latest task dates, the reporting function of projects by start/finish date should also highlight when a project is overdue due to some of its tasks being postponed

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    Stephen

    Hi all, thanks for your feedback here. Enhancing Reports is something that our Product Team has been discussing lately and this feedback really helps steer those conversations. I'll post back here if/when I have more information to share as the conversations evolve. Thank you for voting and posting ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amanda Ardalan

    This is a feature my team and I have faced issues by not having. Would love to see a finish date be generated based on when the last task in the project is expected to be completed.ย 

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    Kristin Robertshaw

    I would recommend the start and finish dates be auto-filled based on the tasks and that they dynamically change if task dates change.

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    Trevor Tollefsbol

    +1 Here as well!ย  Project level reporting is essentially worthless without these dates being populated by the first task to start and the last task to finish.ย  Enter these dates manually???ย  That's just plain silly with modern, database-driven software.

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    Andrรฉ Hahn

    I would recommend the start and finish dates be auto-filled based on the tasks and that they dynamically change if task dates change.

    Our reports now don't make any sence and it is useless to have them manually updated. The project end date is by all means the logic consequence of the due date of the latest task of a project. thanks for following up on this.ย 

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    Celeste Wickard

    This is an issue! I ran a weekly report today in one of our meetings and noticed that the end dates in the report were all off sync. .I am new to Wrike, so I was completely confused as to where those dates were coming from. I manage software development projects where the dates are always changing. It is ridiculous to have to manage the dates within the project tasks, but then ALSO have to manage the dates at the project level.ย  I assumed the project dates automatically updated based on the tasks start and end. It's a lot of extra manual work (not to mention, not good time management) to have to manage dates in two different places for the same project.ย 

    PLEASE update this!ย 

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    Ken Polash

    +1 for sure

    Everything should always recalculate if a date changes. I would love to be able to have it update, maybe even have a manual update button to press to push new dates through to the server

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    Rosa Eveline

    Yes please. It is hard to create a project level report while having to manually ensure the start and finish dates are correct.

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    Richard Mazzarese

    I agree and also ask forย this to auto update!

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    Elizabeth McKenzie

    Agreed on the above - especially when you have many projects working and someone forgets to manually change the dates. Daily have to review manually review many tasks now to ensure the manual updates were completed so we can stay on track. Thanks all!

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    Lisa

    @All Hey everyone. No update for now, but I'll get back here when I have some news. Thanks for voting and adding you comments ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Trevor Tollefsbol

    Hi Lisa, maybe something that might help the Community is knowing the development challenges (barring proprietary information) to help us understand what prevents this from being an easy fix.ย  This seems simple on the face of things, but I know nothing ever is that simple.

    Thank you kindly!

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    Lisa

    Hi everyone, a quick update: our Product team is researching a possible solution for this, it's not easy to implement, but something might be released later this year (no concrete dates yet). To facilitate the manual dates update, I would suggest using Roll up Dates in Gantt Chart feature on our Labs page for now. It makes it easier to update dates on the project level.

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    Andy Dhanraj

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    What is the latest on this? The project status report is useless if you have to manually update the dates on the tasks and project level.

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    Julie Berger

    Yes yes yes! This!ย  I would like to see an option to automatically set the project start date to be the same date as the first task within the project & the finish date to be the end date of the last task in a project!ย  Without this, reporting is pretty useless (without a lot of manual work)

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    Andy Dhanraj

    Yes, this is critical for us as we would like to see the start and finish dates updated automatically of our projects which will help tremendously with our resource and project planning. Any updates on this? Thanks.

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    Matt Aldridge

    The start date should default to be the same as the parent task / project.ย ย 

    The end date should be autopopulated to whatever the close date is.

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    Amanda Ripper

    This is a critical requirement.ย  Especially when you have spent the time adding dependencies and duration for a blueprint (to make life easy for the user), the idea was that they created a project from a blueprint and hopefully just update the start and end date of the first and last task - what we are finding is that the start and end dates are not related to the tasks at all.ย ย 

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    Sarah Scott

    I completely agree with the need for this! We just started using Wrike and one of the requirements we needed was to have a system in place where if dates change within a project, the overall project timeline dates would update without manual effort. Please make this a priority! Thank you!

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