Date constraint on task without dependency
A date constraint is visualized by a vertical line at the beginning of a task. This article tells me that a date constraint is only created when a dependency is added between two tasks.
I have tasks in my Gantt chart with no dependencies but they do have such vertical line. What does this mean?
Sanne, can you share a screenshot please (just be careful not to share any sensitive info)?
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Perhaps the tasks that Sanne describes are included in multiple projects or folders, and the dependencies are to tasks that are not included in the folder or project currently being viewed.
I have created an example to illustrate. I have created 2 projects, Alpha and Beta inside a folder "Date Constraint tests".
I have created tasks "One", "Two", and "Three" in project Alpha, and included (not copied) task "One" in project Beta.
I then created dependencies in project Alpha and rescheduled events such that task "One" has a date constraint. This date constraint is visible on task "One" in both projects Alpha and Beta, though only Alpha displays the dependencies that explain its existence.
if you can check if the task is included in multiple projects or folders,
or if you check the Task View editor interface and click the "dependencies button" (pictured but unlabeled on the Task View support article, between the "Attach" and "Share" buttons) to see if other dependencies on the task exist,
either of these might explain why you see a date constraint in a project/folder where no dependencies exist as long as those dependencies exist elsewhere in the Wrike account you are a member of.
Here is a screenshot of Project Beta from my previous example. Note that the task "One" has a date constraint, but no visible dependencies in the Gantt Chart view.
If we examine the Task View panel for task "One", we can see that the task is in multiple projects, and even more telling is that we can click on the dependencies button (in blue text) to see that the task has dependencies associated with it (even if they are in a different project from the one being viewed).
(Forgive my separate posts, I can only add one screenshot per post)
@Sanne: please let us know if you can include a screenshot of your own workspace as Eric and Lisa suggest (💻📷 always a useful thing), or if the things I suggested to check lead you to any interesting results. 🙂