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Project Update Type

The Update Type allows a project to change how its timeline projections get updated.

The Update Type is found when editing a Project. It is located in the 'Settings' area of the Edit Project dialog box.

The Update Type setting determines how frequently a project's timeline projections are updated. When the project timeline is updated, it is recalculated based on changes made to the project or changes made to another project that the timeline is dependent on.

You can configure the project timeline to be updated in any of the following ways:

Automatic and On Change: (Default setting) The project timeline is updated each time a change occurs in the project or in another project that the timeline is dependent on. The project timeline is also updated each night.  

This is the recommended setting for this field because it ensures that the project timeline is always up to date.

Change Only: The project timeline is updated each time a change occurs in the project or in another project that the timeline is dependent on; scheduled updates do not occur. 

You might want to select this option if you are concerned about system performance and if changes rarely occur in the project or in other projects that the timeline is dependent on.

Automatic Only: The project timeline is updated each night; it is not updated immediately after changes are made.

You might want to select this option if you are concerned about system performance and if many changes occur each day in the project or in other projects that the timeline is dependent on.

Manual Only: The project timeline is updated only when you select the option to 'Recalculate Timelines,' as described in "Manual Recalculation"in "Recalculating Timelines for Projects."

You might want to select this option if you are making many changes to the project at one time, and you want the timeline recalculation to occur after all of the changes have been made (rather than after each individual change).