Getting Started Guide

Task Dependency

Task Dependency is a relationship in which a task is dependent on other tasks.

Task Dependency View

Task Dependency view helps the project team to get bird's eye view of dependent tasks. Also dependency view links tasks so that the dependent tasks are automatically adjusted when a top task is rescheduled. A sequence number is given to Tasks based on start date. Seq.No's are used when adding dependencies.

Dependency view

We've put help snippets for you to know more about Task Dependencies implemented in Zoho Projects.

Task dependency Help

Note:

  • If you modify the End Date of the parent task, the Start Date of the child task is also altered at times. Based on Business Hours settings, if the child task or successor task falls on a weekend or non-business hour, the Start Date of the child task is adjusted to the next working day or business hour.

Predecessors

Predecessor task is whose start or finish date determines the start or finish date of it's successor task. You can set dependency between tasks from this view. You can click the Predecessors column against any particular task, enter the parent task's S.No and then click Enter to save the dependency link.

Predecessors

Add Comments

You can add comments about predecessors, dependency list, task details and so on from Dependency View.

To add comments:

  1. In Home section, click Projects.
  2. In Projects list view, select the required project.
  3. Hover over Tasks & Milestones and then click Tasks.
  4. In Classic View, click Dependency View.
  5. Hover over the task name, click Action Menu and then choose Add Comment.
    dependency-list
  6. In NOTES, specify your comments about the selected task.
  7. Click Add Comment to add comments to the task.
    Add Comments

View Dependency Tree

Dependency list shows the hierarchy of tasks and its dependent tasks in a tree like fashion.

To view the dependency list:

  1. In Home section, click Projects.
  2. In Projects list view, select the required project.
  3. Hover over Tasks & Milestones and then click Tasks.
  4. In Classic View, click Dependency View.
    dependency-list
  5. Hover over the task name, click Action Menu and then choose Dependency List to view the dependency details of the selected task.
Task Dependency Tree

Task Details

Task Details is a consolidated view of dependency list, Milestone Name and so on along with other task details.

To view task details:

  1. In Home section, click Projects.
  2. In Projects list view, select the required project.
  3. Hover over Tasks & Milestones and then click Tasks.
  4. In Classic View, click Dependency View.
    dependency-list
  5. Hover over the task name, click Action Menu and then choose Task Details to view the details of the selected task.
Task Properties

 

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