Updating task status updates resource status
Copyright © 2011 This document defines an update facility that extends the XML Query language, XQuery.
The XQuery Update Facility provides expressions that can be used to make persistent changes to instances of the XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model.
We’re still visiting each activity one at a time and an accurate status update.
But for now, I believe in the motto:“Saving Clicks & Keystrokes Saves Time”I’m not saying less clicking will help your project finish sooner.
As with all things Primavera P6, you’ll need to be detail-oriented and precise to get proper results.
Expected Finish saves time by avoiding by-hand calculations of Remaining Duration that can be cumbersome and annoying.
Sometimes it’s nicer to just input a date, rather than the Remaining Duration.
ASIDE: If your activity is has a resource assigned you might get this result.
But hopefully using Primavera P6’s Expected Finish field will save you time and maybe put a smile on your face.
Please refer to the errata for this document, which may include some normative corrections. This document is also available in these non-normative formats: XML and Recent revisions (HTML).
I think in the end, you’ll want to only use Expected Finish on activities that you are progressing – this is clearly what the feature was designed for.
If you want to change an Activity’s Planned Start date prior to that activity starting, then amend the activity’s Original Duration instead.There is just one setting in the Scheduler options. You’ll need to make sure you have the option “Use Expected Finish Dates” checked on in the P6 scheduler options. And in my experience, this setting is checked by default. In case you decide to remove an Expected Finish Date and want to revert back to using Remaining Duration, just highlight the date in the Expected Finish Date field, and tap Delete or Backspace to blank out the field.