How to create a constraint in MS Project 2007
Fix a task start or end date in MS Project
MS Project allows you to fix a task's start or finish in relation to a particular date. There are two main ways that you can create a constraint.
Double click on the task to open the Task Information dialog box. Select the Advanced tab.
Use the calendar control to select the Constraint date
Finally set the constraint type:
Click select the task finish or start date in the Gantt view.
This method will default to a constraint type of Start No Earlier Than or Finish No Earlier Than. To adjust the constraint type open the task information form.
You can check easily check if a task has a constraint using the Indicator column.
Note that setting a constraint impacts the critical path of your project and can create a scheduling conflict. Make sure you understand the consequences of creating contraints by checking out:
Constraints: what they are used for
Contraints - common mistakes.
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