Clarity: How to avoid duration to be reset to 0 days in MSP when a task has no actuals or ETC and is 0% completed?

Document ID : KB000051545
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

This behavior is working as designed when launching the project from Clarity to MSP:

  • A task with no Actuals or ETC and 0% completed: It will set duration to 0 days.

  • A task with no Actuals or ETC and 100% completed: It will set duration with the right amount of days.

Solution:

  1. Go to the Task Object--> Views--> Task Properties--> Layout Edit.

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  2. Go to the General Section.

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  3. Select the available field Fixed Duration and add it as selected.

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  4. Go to the Task Object--> Attributes and select the Fixed Duration attribute and click the Default option.

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  5. Submit it.

If "Fixed Duration" is set to 'yes', it will keep the duration shown in Clarity UI when launching the project to MSP.

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