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Update start date with report
Hi all a quick question from a relative newbie:
I am setting up a project sheet and want to be able to issue report updates to our outside contractors on a project. I am struggling with a feature in smartsheet. I would like to have my engineering firm provide a start date on a task with a dependency without having to create a lag (this would be outside the comfort zone for most users).
Here is my kind of goal:
Step 1: Create base design (duration 10 days)
Step 2: Complete site survey and visit (duration 5 days)
Step 3: Create permit ready drawings (duration 10 days)
The engineering firm needs to be able to tell me when they will start the site survey which could be at a minimum 10 days after starting the base design but they could realistically start it anytime after the base design is complete (i.e. doesn't have to be 10 days specifically). Right now all I can fill out in the report is % complete. I cannot let them input a start date that is beyond 10 days from the "Create base design". This doesn't make sense to me that you cannot mark when you would dedicate resources to a project. Any ideas for a workaround?