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task constraints

Task constraints allow you to add additional scheduling rules to a task.

To set a task constraint:

  • Click on the desired task.
  • Click Actions from the toolbar.
  • Select Properties.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Click the Constraint drop down menu.
  • Select the appropriate constraint.
  • Click the Save button.

The following is a list of Constraints and their descriptions.

Name Description Comment
As soon as possible Task starts as soon as task dependencies allow This is the default task type when your project is planned from Start date
As late as possible Task starts as late as task dependencies allow before the project finish This is the default task type when your project is planned from Finish date
Must start on Task has to start on the specified date, overriding task dependencies
Must finish on Task has to finish on the specified date, overriding task dependencies A task cannot finish until its predecessor starts
Start no earlier than Task cannot start earlier than the specified date
Finish no earlier than Task cannot finish earlier than the specified date
Start no later than Task cannot start later than the specified date
Finish no later than Task cannot finish later than the specified date

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