[Status: Backburner ⌛️] Setting and locking start / end dates or duration

When setting the start date, end dates or duration of a task, we should have an option of locking any of the 3 parameters.

The app is always defaulting back to changing the start date and this is super counterproductive.

Per instance, If I need a delivery to be done by September, I know if takes 40 days to ship, wouldn't it be great to just enter 1/09/2018, 40 days and BOOM the app sets the date my stuff should ship ?

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Added my vote to try to increase the upvotes here. This functionality is highly needed by my team. I'm going to encourage all of them to come over here and vote for this, too, in an effort to get this above 60 votes. 3 years of no progress seems very frustrating.

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Matt Curtis  I totally agree! Let's get some more upvotes.

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This thread will hit its 4-year anniversary in a couple weeks. Are you still looking to get more votes???  Looks pretty arrogant to me.

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Please implement this, Wrike. Another annoying use case is say, I have a monthly task due the 20th of every month. I cannot align duration -- it defaults to one day. Very annoying.

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Thanks for your feedback here, folks! I don't have an update from the team on this at the moment, which means this isn't in their plans currently, but we continue to pass on the feedback here. We'll let you know if we have any news on this in the future. 

Please let me know if I can help you with anything else. 

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Adding to the list. 

For us locking the duration is required.  We have tasks that take set amount of time, say 4 hours.  If another task runs long this task could get stretched across a weekend and duration gets changed to 3 days.  If we catch up the task that caused delay, the 4 hour task will not go back.  It will stay 3 days which trashes the project timeline.

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Thank you for chiming in and sharing your use case and feedback here, Mike Burke!

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This suggestion would be great for the use of projects as well. We have standard maintenance projects so being able to lock the time periods and let Wrike calculate it could help :)

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Hi everyone!

Thank you all for your support and input on this suggestion and for getting 60+ upvotes. I wanted to share an update here to let you know that this suggestion's status has been updated to 'Backburner'. 

I know this might not be the news you were hoping for, but for now, the team is focused on other priorities, so there is no scope to research this at the moment. That being said, the Product team is still interested in this idea and they're paying close attention to the feedback here with plans to review it in the future. We'll continue to share your feedback with the team and if there are any changes to this, we'll be sure to let you know.

Thank you for all of your contributions here 👍

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Once again, Wrike fails to address feedback by many users on an important fundamental functionality. This thread started 4 years ago, and nothing has been done, and now we're told "nope, it's been officially backburnered". Yet, Wrike says they are "still interested in this idea". If they haven't done anything in 4 years, they obviously aren't that interested.

This seems to happen over and over on core functional features requested by users. I have been involved in a number of feedback items/requests related to lacking core features which most project management software provides, and every time Wrike decides not to address these items. It's unbelievable.

Each month we see new things in Wrike, which are mostly related to tweaks here and there, "nice to haves", or features that aren't critical, and yet core functionality continues to be ignored. It is aggravating to see what Wrike prioritizes over core functionality.

 

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Completely agree with you, Jason. Very frustrating. Back to other tools for my team.

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Just to do a follow up on my original post. I stopped using Wrike. 

The support on core functionality is ridiculous, at best. 

Good luck with your future endeavors.

 

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Exactly. To Raphael Couture's point, Wrike loses customers because they do not put enough importance on core functionality that their competitors offer. We also may have to re-evaluate some of the other offerings if nothing changes at Wrike when it comes to core project management.

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Hi folks. I totally understand that the update we've provided you with recently isn't what you'd like to hear here. As you may know, our team would love to be able to work on most of the Community suggestions, but they can't. We do have many ideas from this forum that have been implemented, but the team can't commit to working on all, or even most of them. At the same time, this forum and all the feedback that we receive from you really helps the team understand the needs, then they also take usage and other analytics into account as well as feedback from other channels. This creates a clearer picture of what to prioritize because the team always aims to work on updates that will have an impact on the majority of Wrike users. 

I'd like to thank you again for your contributions here. This suggestion stays an active thread where you can continue to share feedback that will all be passed on to the team. We will let you know if anything changes here. 

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My company is using Wrike for product development timelines and a locking feature on dates and/or duration is key to creating our timeline. Please add this feature soon!

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I agree with you Taylor Smith.  So many people want/need this control over dates and durations. It's a key feature that is lacking. I have again seen some nice updates to icons and user interface elements, but not to these functional requests. Are updated icons for workflows really that much more important than date and duration management?

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Thanks a lot for your feedback here folks! Our team is working on many exciting updates, and we'll keep you posted on those enhancements.

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This really needs to be added as a functionality in Wrike. Our project types demand a certain amount of time be spent on each phase of the project and not being able to lock in that duration is making the Gantt chart dependencies next useless for us. Looking at all the comments, this looks like something that people are desperately needing to continue to function using Wrike. Hope this makes it into the software soon or we might have to look elsewhere for something that is more versatile. 

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Hi Rachel Fugate, thank you for posting. I do understand your use case and hence the need for this functionality. We'll be sure to let you know if there are any updates here👍🏼

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How is this not a feature? It seems pretty important especially when I'm constantly updating every single task.

Can we all chip in like $5 to get one of the programmer to work over the weekend and get this implemented? I think Monday has this feature... can you guys hire that guy?

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We're 4 years in on this request..... what happened to wrike lightspeed?

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"...our team is working on many exciting updates..."

so don't worry everyone, Wrike has much more important updates than this!  (Sarcasm)

Agreed, 4 years of not putting this on the roadmap. Just another standard core feature of most PM tools that Wrike continues to ignore. Hey, at least we have new views of the same views we had before (new Table, new Board, etc.)! 

I'd like to take a vote, who would prefer to have actual features like locking dates?  Who would prefer to have new stylized view layouts (by the way, the new Table view has less functionality and data than the old view)?

 

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We had to leave Wrike for Workfront partially because of this missing feature.  I loved the simplicity of Wrike compared to other PJM tools, but if you have to spend more time fixing something that keeps breaking in your project because of a missing feature, it's just not worth it anymore.

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Thank you for this feedback, everyone! Please rest assured we're passing it to our team. 

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Still nothing on this? My company has a process for opening new locations and we have the milestones calculated to the day that items need to happen before the Grand Opening; I could really use a function that lets me calculate when a task is supposed to start based on how many days we are out before the grand opening.

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Hi Teritius Fortune, welcome to the forums!

No updates at the moment, but thank you for sharing your feedback! 

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Teritius Fortune  You could accomplish this with a formula custom field. It won't affect the actual start dates on your tasks, but you at least can have a column for the calculated date.

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That would be perfect; how do I reference a single cell throughout a project?

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If I understand you correctly, you want to set a target grand opening date and then calculate when a task should start. Correct?

You can create a custom date field that will be your grand opening date. Then create a formula custom field that would calculate the target start date by taking the grand opening date and subtracting the duration of your task. However, there is a gotcha here in that the date math will work on all days, not working days, so subtracting Duration, which is based on working days, from a calendar date will give you the wrong start date as it doesn't take into account the difference with non-working days.

So to overcome this, you need to compute a calendar day duration and not a working day duration, then use that to subtract from your grand opening date. So if you had a custom field for the grand opening date, we'll call it [GrandOpendingDate], your formula would be [GrandOpeningDate] - ([Due date] -[Start date]).

The due date - start date will give you the calendar days version of the duration. Subtract that from the grand opening date and now you have a target start date of when the task should be started.

Now you can also create another formula custom field, named [StartDateOnTarget] or something along those lines, to compare the targeted start date to the current start date of the task and using the conditional markers, indicate red, green, or amber status showing if the task is currently scheduled correctly or if it needs be sooner to hit your target.

 

I hope this makes sense and is helpful for you what you are trying to do. In Table view you can fill down your grand opening date through all of your tasks so you have that reference, and then allow the formulas to do their job, and you should have a calculated starting target date based on your grand opening date, with conditional marker indicators to show you how far off your start date currently is.

 

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Thank you, Jason. I have experimented with this technique in the past and it works well enough, but there was a problem with the grand opening date column with people unlocking and editing the date. Is there a way to reference a single cell in the formula column and subtract from that date?

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