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What is the dark blue bar on the left of a Gantt Chart task?

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    Anna Wallace

    Hi Lisa,

    I checked where this occurred on my Gantt charts, and it seems to only happen when the dependent task occurs much later than the one before it.ย 

    Maybe the purpose is to indicate that there could be a delay, because technically it thinks you can go ahead and get started on the next task? That's just a hypothesis!

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    Lisa Maxwell

    Thank you Anna for looking into this and for your response.ย  That does not seem to be the case on our project.ย 

    I'm hoping that someone can point me toward some documentation on this functionality.

    -Lisa

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    Trevor Tollefsbol

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    I think this occurs when a task date is discretely assignedย and conflicts with the assigned predecessor.ย  Test it out and let me know what you guys think.

    To correct it, it looks like I have to either realign the task date to match its dependency, or set to backlogged and re-enter the dependency.

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    Lisa Maxwell

    Thank you Trevor.

    Interesting and may be somewhat related, however, some of the tasks I see that have these bars do not have a predecessor, while others have one that is on the same start date (and configured as such). Sometimes I see these bars all by themselves, not attached to a task, but on the same line as a task. In this particular case, we have 3 discrete tasks that need to align on a start date based on a four task's start date, but the three tasks are not connected (FS or SF or SS) in Wrike with the fourth or each other.ย 

    Does anyone have access to any documentation about these added bar lines?

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    Lisa Bogdanova

    Hi Lisa, thanks for posting in the Forumย ๐Ÿ™‚
    These vertical lines are Date Constraints. They signal the earliest date a Task can begin on. Once it is in place, the Task cannot be automatically rescheduled to a date prior to the constraint. I'd suggest checking out theย Help Center page on Date Constraints on the Gantt Chart.ย 
    If you have any further questions, please get back to me here, I'll be happy to helpย ๐Ÿ‘
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