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Start No Earlier Than

Using the Start No Earlier Than Constraint

Start No Earlier Than (SNET) is a Task Constraint that schedules a task to start after the date you specify.

To update the Task Constraint to Start No Later Than:

  1. Navigate to a task whose Task Constraint you want to update.
  2. Click Edit Task.
  3. In the Overview section, expand the Task Constraint drop-down menu.
  4. Select Start No Earlier Than.
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  5. Specify a Planned Start Date.
    This is the date by which the task must start, and not earlier than this date. 
  6. Click Save Changes.

Understanding the Start No Earlier Than Constraint

You should typically use the Start No Earlier Than constraint when the project is scheduled From Start Date. In this case, you can provide a soft constraint on a task before it forces other dependent tasks to show as At Risk.

Start No Earlier Than is the default constraint if a project is scheduled From Start Date and if the system default start date for a new task is set to Today.
For more information about configuring the system defaults for tasks, see "Tasks and Issues Preferences."

If the project is scheduled From Start Date and the system default start date for a new task is set to Based on the Project Planned Date, the default constraint for a new task is As Soon As Possible. 

If SNET is used on a Schedule From Completion Date project, then the constraint will schedule the task as it would an As Late As Possible task.

This article last updated on 2018-03-09 16:57:44 UTC