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Forced dates when dependency is enabled
We are working to importa 1800 line project plan into smartsheet and have run into a dabilitating problem with the dates.
What looks to be happening is that the “Duration” and “predecessors” fields are completely driving the dates for the tasks. Anything with a predecessor is automatically forcing the start date to be the day immediately after the predecessor completes, whereas this is not necessary true for all tasks.
However, with this turned off, none of the dates have any dependencies, including the roll-up dates. So I am forced to choose between giving up the predecessors functionality, or giving up the date dependency, which causes each date field to act independent and would not be feasible to maintain.
Any suggestions or solutions for this?