MS Project and Duration Types

How Duration Types Work With MS Project

There are has 4 duration types available in Workfront: Simple, Effort Driven, Calculated Work and Calculated Assignment.

These duration types are not recognized by MS Project. Currently MS Project has 3 task types: Fixed Units, Fixed Work and Fixed Duration. 

The following should be considered:

- When exporting to MS project, Effort Driven tasks will get the type Fixed Work, all the others - Fixed Units

- When importing from an MS project, Fixed Units type will get the duration type Effort Driven, all the others - get the default duration type.


When Calculated Work is used on a task and the default duration type in Setup is Calculated Assignment, then while importing MS Project assignment allocations will be lost.

This article last updated on 2017-11-09 21:13:58 UTC