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[Status: Re-launched! ๐Ÿš€] Bring back Date Constraints

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    Dave Jaenchen

    It seems like there was an expectation that lags could replace date constraints.ย  But those are not the same thing.ย ย 

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    Constraint:

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    Ian Smith

    We have 100+ people using wrike heavily every day with over 20000 tasks active or pending at any given time.ย  Now many of those are in jeopardy of moving unexpectedly.ย  This likely is going disrupt our operations significantly and cost us a significant amount.ย  Wrike typically is a good tool but this sort of change would have to be factored into our TCO of wrike when evaluating against other tools.

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    Lisa

    Hey guys! @Dave, thank you so much for bringing this up here, and @Ian, thanks for adding your comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm happy to let you know that Date Constraints are back thanks to your feedback! I've updated the status of the request.ย 

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    Dave Jaenchen

    Awesome!ย  Many thanks to the wrike team!

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    Brian Davis

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    Is there a request that captures the UX demonstrated here? I would like to see date constraints available in all views and with full functionality as detailed here:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/set-a-task-start-or-finish-date-constraint-for-a-task-3a7544fa-e992-4647-911b-54cdbe508784ย 

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      1. In the Constraint type list, pick one of these options:

      Available constraints

      With Project, you can add eight different constraints to tasks. Those constraints come in three flavors:

      • Flexible constraints, which donโ€™t tie a task to a specific date.

      • Semi-flexible constraints, which include earliest start dates or latest finish dates.

      • Inflexible constraints, which have specific start or finish dates.

      Constraint

      Type

      Description

      As Late As Possible (ALAP)

      Flexible

      The task starts as late as it can without delaying other tasks. This is the default constraint when you schedule from the project finish date.

      As Soon As Possible (ASAP)

      Flexible

      The task starts as soon as possible. This is the default constraint when you schedule from the project start date.

      Start No Earlier Than (SNET)

      Semi-Flexible

      The task starts on or after a specific date.

      Finish No Earlier Than (FNET)

      Semi-Flexible

      The task finishes on or after a specific date.

      Start No Later Than (SNLT)

      Semi-Flexible

      The task starts on or before a specific date.

      Finish No Later Than (FNLT)

      Semi-Flexible

      The task finishes on or before a specific date.

      Must Finish On (MFO)

      Inflexible

      The task finishes on a specific date.

      Must Start On (MSO)

      Inflexible

      The task starts on a specific date.

      Task constraints vs. task dependencies

      Itโ€™s easy to confuse task constraints (restrictions on when a task can start or finish) with task dependencies (links that show a relationship between tasks).

      If youโ€™re looking for details on dependencies, see Link tasks in a project.

      In the Constraint type list, pick one of these options:

    Available constraints

    With Project, you can add eight different constraints to tasks. Those constraints come in three flavors:

    • Flexible constraints, which donโ€™t tie a task to a specific date.

    • Semi-flexible constraints, which include earliest start dates or latest finish dates.

    • Inflexible constraints, which have specific start or finish dates.

    Constraint

    Type

    Description

    As Late As Possible (ALAP)

    Flexible

    The task starts as late as it can without delaying other tasks. This is the default constraint when you schedule from the project finish date.

    As Soon As Possible (ASAP)

    Flexible

    The task starts as soon as possible. This is the default constraint when you schedule from the project start date.

    Start No Earlier Than (SNET)

    Semi-Flexible

    The task starts on or after a specific date.

    Finish No Earlier Than (FNET)

    Semi-Flexible

    The task finishes on or after a specific date.

    Start No Later Than (SNLT)

    Semi-Flexible

    The task starts on or before a specific date.

    Finish No Later Than (FNLT)

    Semi-Flexible

    The task finishes on or before a specific date.

    Must Finish On (MFO)

    Inflexible

    The task finishes on a specific date.

    Must Start On (MSO)

    Inflexible

    The task starts on a specific date.

    Task constraints vs. task dependencies

    Itโ€™s easy to confuse task constraints (restrictions on when a task can start or finish) with task dependencies (links that show a relationship between tasks).

    If youโ€™re looking for details on dependencies, see Link tasks in a project.

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    Lisa

    @Brian Hey, thanks for sharing these examples here ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that, being a separate feature suggestion, you can add it as a separate Product Feedback post, so that other Community members could upvote it and share their use-cases ๐Ÿ‘

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    Alexei Saline

    Ditto to Brian's point. We are evaluating this tool, and 'As Late As Possible' type of constraint is frequent and critical in our PM process. Does it currently exist, or are there plans to add it?

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