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Project changes tasks start time

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Aliaksei Liauchuk
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Hello!

I'm trying to create project by importing data from xml-file. Almost everything is working fine, I get required resources and tasks? but when I click on task information - ok , all my tasks start dates are changed.

I guess, the question is not pretty clear, so I made a video for better understanding https://youtu.be/ey_3VHj5lck

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Tom Boyle
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Glad you got it sorted. t

Aliaksei Liauchuk
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Tom,

Thank you. I think, variants b or c are exactly what I'm looking for

Tom Boyle
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Aliaksei,

There is no logic (predecessors and successors) in the xml file.

The schedule re-calculates automatically after you open and close the Task Information dialog.  Without logic to push them out, all of the tasks are pulled back to the project start date.

You need to either a) include logic in the xml file; or b) include start-no-earlier-than constraints in the xml file; or c) ensure that task mode = "manually schedule" for all your tasks before it gets scheduled.  Only the first option is acceptable as a legitimate project scheduling practice.

Good luck, tom