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Create Predecessor Relationships by Chaining Tasks

The highlighted information on this page refers to functionality not yet generally available. It is available only in the Preview Sandbox environment.

You can create predecessor relationships in multiple ways in Workfront. One method is by chaining tasks. 

For more information about predecessor tasks, see "Understanding Predecessors."

By chaining tasks, you can allow the system to create the predecessor relationships automatically on selected tasks, rather than manually creating a relationship on each task yourself. Different predecessor relationship types can still be used between tasks. 

Chaining tasks works differently in the Production and the Preview environments. 

To chain tasks:

  1. (Conditional) In the Production environment:
    1. Go to the project that contains the tasks that you want to chain.
    2. Select the Tasks tab.
    3. Select the tasks that you want to chain, then do the following:
    4. Right click the selected task, then expand Chain. 
      chain_tasks.png
  2. (Conditional) In the Preview environment: 
    1. Go to the project that contains the tasks that you want to chain.
    2. Select the Tasks tab.
    3. Select the tasks that you want to chain, click to expand the drop-down More menu at the top of the task list, then expand Chain
      task_list_Chain_menu_under_More.png
  3. Select from the following dependency types:
    • Finish-Start
    • Finish-Finish
    • Start-Start
    • Start-Finish
    For more information about predecessor dependency types, see "Understanding Dependency Types."
  4. (Optional) Click Unchain if some of the tasks have been previously chained. 
    Your selected tasks are now linked by predecessor relationships.  

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Take references to production out with the production release - 18.3

Add "to add tasks to the Production environment" reference back into the steps above.

This article last updated on 2018-12-12 22:44:28 UTC