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Graham McHardy
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Sud, I think Daryl gives the clue as to what may be going on here. He mentions Work Hours. In your question you refer to Duration. The auto vs manually scheduled setting is something of a red herring – what matters is the fields you’re looking at.
Work hours will sum up from the detailed tasks to the summary tasks (even if they’re all manually scheduled). The Summary task duration will be based on the earliest start and latest finish dates of the detailed tasks. The summary task duration will not be automatically calculated if the summary task is manually scheduled. The duration of the summary task depends only on the detailed task dates – take two examples:
Summary – Start 5/19/17; Finish 5/25/17; Duration 5 days; Work 24 hours
Detailed Task 1 – Start 5/19/17; Finish 5/19/17; Duration 1 day; Work 8 hours
Detailed Task 2 – Start 5/24/17; Finish 5/25/17; Duration 2 days; Work 16 hours

vs

Summary – Start 5/19/17; Finish 5/23/17; Duration 3 days; Work 32 hours
Detailed Task 1 – Start 5/19/17; Finish 5/22/17; Duration 2 day; Work 16 hours
Detailed Task 2 – Start 5/22/17; Finish 5/23/17; Duration 2 days; Work 16 hours

Graham