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    • #4978
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      Hi All,
      A person that used to use Primavera and now uses Project 2003 asked me is there a report in Project 2003/2007 that shows unlinked tasks and other “work to be done” so to speak. I did show them how to add the Successors column and filter for blanks row ( as all tasks should have a successor I think) but they want a report which prints out.
      Just wondering if there is an add on etc
      Thanks
      Bert

    • #6402
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      I would suggest that after they add Predecessors/Successors columns and filter as desired, they may execute: File/Print…
      Sorry to sound sarcastic, but that is probably the straight forward solution.
      Jim
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      There are some other filters that may be of interest… Unstarted Tasks, and UnFinshed Tasks.  Remember there basic rules.
      1. There shall be no tasks with a start date left of the status date that are 0% Complete or lack an Actual Start
      2. There shall be no tasks with a finish date to the left of the status date that are not 100% complete with an Actual Finish Date.
      3. There shall be no task with a start date to the right of the status date with a %complete different from 0.
      4. There shall be no finished task with a finish date to the right of the status date.
      There are filters (or at least you can create your own) that will do all of this.
    • #6403
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      Thanks Jim
    • #6408
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      Hi Bert,
      I would suggest to use Reporting Services. To create such a report takes me half a day and you generate the output in Excel, PDF, Word, HTML, …format. You can make subscriptions to deliver these reports by email.
      Reporting Services makes a huge difference in the acceptance of EPM.
      Regards,
      Leo Stigter
      Head EPM Competence Centre Capgemini
    • #6515
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      I use the MS Project auditor add-in available for $30 at qpmusa.com/QSA-Schedule-Auditor.html for terrific results that show not only missing predecessors and successors, but many other structural problems in your schedule.

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