Different working day schedules

Blair Power
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

So I thought building two schedules and linking them would help me get around have two different working days within one schedule.  The majority of the workers in my schedule work 10 hr days 7 days a week and then the others work a 5 day 8 hour work week.  What I have been doing is keeping track of my 5 day work week tasks and forcing them, but it does get time consuming when you have 1,000 lines in your project and have a project that is subject to weather delays and continually shifting.  So what I thought I would do was build myself a separate schedule for the 5 day work week crews and link the tasks from the main schedule that drive their schedule, which I did and it was really easy to link and mostly copy and paste.  Then I thought I could link these dates back into the main schedule so that when main schedule changed it would then drive the change in the 8 hour schedule and make at the right dates without the weekend work, then bring those dates back into the main schedule.  Well that doesn't work because as soon as my dates come back into the 7 day schedule it just ignores the dates and schedules it to the 7 day work week. I know I can create date columns and link these dates but then I loose the ability to any population on a Gantt chart.  Any tips or suggestions?


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can have the Gantt chart populated without dependencies. As long as you have a start and end date along with a % Complete column, you don't need to have dependencies enabled to have the taskbars on the Gantt. The biggest functionality you're losing by turning off dependencies is predecessors, critical path, etc.


    Linking dates can work so long as all start and all end dates are all in the same start and end column.