Task duration based on allocation

Ami Veltrie
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edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

I'm using resource allocation to calculate schedule duration but the schedule isn't updating to reflect the allocation.

Why didn't resource allocation (other than 100%) change task duration?


  • Alejandra
    Alejandra Employee

    Hi Ami,

    At this time, the duration of a task doesn't change based on the values in the Allocation % column, but this would be a great opportunity to submit a Product Enhancement Request to let our Product team know that you'd also like to have this functionality in Smartsheet. 

    As to the "why", please see Robin Sherwood's comment on this thread: https://community.smartsheet.com/discussion/allocated-time-versus-duration

  • same issue is for me. It would be smart to let culculatoin of the task duration from two columns like Workload and % Allocation. For example: if workload in 5d and allocation 50% -> Duration should be 10d and this 10d system should take to build Gant.

  • I have the same issue. It is sad to see that an issue identified in 2015 has not been implemented yet, despite the acquisition of 10,000ft.