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  • #519628 Reply
    Mani
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    I have a long project with 1000+ Tasks in it.
    I want to create a summary of Key Milestones as the first set and pull out the progress from the tasks from other line items. Here is a simple example.

    NAME START END %COMPLETE
    A.Project Key Milestones
    Requiement Phase – Auto Populate the START/END/%COMPLETE FROM the summary of Requirement Phase
    Design Phase – Auto Populate the START/END/%COMPLETE FROM the summary of
    Development Phase – Auto Populate the START/END/%COMPLETE FROM the summary of

    B.Requiement Phase
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3
    C.Design Phase
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3
    D.Development Phase
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3
    E. SIT
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3
    F. UAT
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3
    G. DEPLOY
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3
    H. MONITOR
    Task-1
    Task-2
    Task-3

    #519699 Reply
    daryl deffler
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    Mani
    It sounds like you simply want a 1 page summary snapshot overview of your project showing only key summary levels.
    Have you thought of creating a view showing only summary tasks and only summary tasks at the higher outline level numbers. For example, where Summary = Yes and Outline Level < 3 (or whatever level you’re looking to show). The Summary field indicates the task is a summary task. The Outline Level is essentially the indent level within the project where level 1 is equal to the top most project level summary. In other words, level 1 has no other summary level above it.
    Then, if needed, customize the data table fields or the task bar display to include the desired data fields.

    There is a technique in MS Project (used to create hammock tasks) where the start date for task A, for example, can be linked to the start date of task B. However, last time I used this technique, I found it to be unreliable as the links randomly broke over the course of the project, and of course you had no way to know when they did break. While I know this linking technique can be used on date fields, I’m not sure if it can be used on other task fields such as %complete or work.

    My recommendation is to start simple and work within the design of the MS Project tool using a view and see if that can provide you what you want.

    Hope that helps

    #520027 Reply
    Mani
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    daryl deffler, Thank you for your valuable feedback. So no direct ways to do it. Let me work it out the work around. Thank you very much

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    #524571 Reply
    Swann55
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    Auto populate Start is a feature in Microsoft Word that automatically inserts the date and time into a document as you start typing. This can be useful if you need to get medical dissertation help and keep track of when you started working on a document or if you want to insert the current date and time into a header or footer. To turn on Auto populate Start open the Word Options dialog box and then click Advanced. Under Editing options select the Automatically insert date and/or time check box.

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    #531343 Reply
    Alfredo45
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    I’m using the Summar task type with Auto-complete to populate data from one task to another. I’ve been using this for a while now and it works well. However, there is one issue I can’t seem to resolve. To resolve this I am going to hire https://economyessay.net/ so that I get useful solutions. What I want is for the auto-complete field that populates when you click on a field (Start, Finish or %Complete) to populate all three fields for that task. For example, if I click on Start, it should populate Start, Finish and %Complete with the same value. If I then change something in Start, then those values should update accordingly.

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