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Update Target - New Activities

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Natasha Lord
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Apologies if this is a bit basic, I’ve only been using P3 "in anger" for 3mths and did the training about 2yrs ago now........

I have entered new activities in the current schedule and am trying to use the tools/project utilities/targets to update these into the target schedule.

However it does not seem to work.

I have made sure that both schedules are exclusive use. The target is closed when I try to do the update (otherwise it tells me it’s open). I click the for activities not in the target....and replace activity titles......

What am I missing? Do I have to go into the target and then do something else in there? I did notice that my target is now rescheduled from May to June 06 (same date as current), does this affect the target schedule, how do I stop that from happening?

Thanks!

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Natasha Lord
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I tried a new test schedule so the default items would show up in the Project Utilities/Update, and I had 3 items unchecked that needed to be checked. So it’s all working now, thanks for the help.
Raja Izat Raja Ib...
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Ramesh Kavassery
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Hi !

I just tried the update target procedure for added as well
as deleted activities. Both seem to work fine.

Keeping the target file closed is indeed necessary, which
is not the problem. Checking the "For activities not in the target...." also is necessary and correct.

In the options, there is "Store" under which you have 2
sub-options : Actual Dates & Current Schedule dates. Make
sure they are not checked if you want to stop the target
file from getting re-scheduled.

Try the procedure again and post back in case any problems.
Good luck !
Raja Izat Raja Ib...
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Hi,
FYI, Never change target schedule unless U want to change the layout for presentation.
However If U going to add new activities, U have to copy the Updated schedule as the Target rev2 and another copy for monitoring progress.