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Displaying Dependencies

Adjust dependency settings at the top to modify the view.

Displaying Dependencies

Expanded

Dependencies are displayed as arrows:

Link

Arrow

Link

Arrow

Non ASAP

ASAP

Soft dependency

Out-of-view 
dependencies

Outgoing dependencies list → click on a dot to see the list:

Incoming dependencies list → click on a dot to see the list:

Broken Dependencies

If a strong dependency cannot be fulfilled because of other scheduling rules it is displayed as an orange arrow (soft dependencies don't have a scheduling impact; therefore, they cannot be "broken").

For example, a task can be in a manual or locked scheduling mode.

 

Example 1

If a dependency type is set to end-to-start and scheduling mode is auto bottom-up, it results in a broken dependency. 

The number of dependencies exceeds the module capability

If the number of dependencies is too high to handle visually, they won't be shown in the form of arrows. 

Collapsed 

If a task has any dependencies, they are indicated as a number in a dot. 

To view dependency information, click on a dot.

incoming dependencies → the task is a target (endpoint) of dependencies. The source tasks (starting points of the dependencies) are listed.

outgoing dependencies → the task is a source (starting point) of outgoing dependencies. The target tasks (the endpoints of the dependencies) are listed.

 

Task details - list of dependencies

In the task details dialogue, you can see the full list of both outgoing and incoming dependencies. Click on a task on the Gantt chart to open the task details dialogue. 

The dialogue box can be expanded:

Infobar

You can view the full dependency list in the Infobar.

Dependencies and task dates

When there are many tasks linked by dependencies and one of the tasks loses both dates (start and end dates), dependencies are saved. The arrow between tasks will temporarily disappear, but you can still check the dependency by switching to the “Collapsed” display and clicking on a number in a dot next to the task.





Once you assign at least one date to the task, the arrow between tasks will appear.

Out-of-view dependencies 

Out-of-view dependencies can't be displayed on the Gantt chart. 

Reason

Explanation

Reason

Explanation

task in a different box

Only one task is visible on the Gantt chart. The other task is in a different box. As a result, dependency cannot be visualized.

Out-of-view status is indicated:

  • by an icon in the Infobar:

  • by an icon in the task dependency list:


Focus on source/ target → you can't be taken to a task in a different box:

task hidden because of active filters

Only one task is visible. The other task is hidden because of active filters.  As a result, dependency cannot be visualized.

Out-of-view status is indicated by an icon in the Infobar:

Focus on source/ target → you can't be taken to the hidden task: