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Shifting all dates in MS-Project

Shifting all dates in MS-Project

Shifting all dates in MS-Project

Hello, thank you in advance for your help with Project.  I'll try to be as descriptive as possible.

I currently have an MS Project file with multiple milestone dates, and I need to create another MS Project file with the exact same events, but shifted to reflect a different set of milestone dates.  (IE: Project 1 runs from Apr 7 to Sep. 26, and project 2 runs from April 7 - November 16th).

The first project file is done, but I need to find a way to change the milestone dates in project 2 so that it will shift all the other tasks forward to account for the new milestone dates.  Example:

Milestone 1 - Apr 7
 Task 1 has to start from Milestone 1 date + 5 days
 Task 2 has to start from Milestone 1 date + 7 days
Milestone 2 - May 15
 Task 3 has to start from Milestone 2 date + 2 days
 ... etc etc.

Is this possible?

Thank you kindly for your help!

RE: Shifting all dates in MS-Project

Not sure I understand, if everything is offset from the project start date, then changing the project start date will offset everything accordingly.  

If everything is individually dated with no real linkages, then you'll have to reenter all the dates.

For example, your second milestone should have a precessor linkage of [linenumber of milestone 1]SS+26, your Task1 should have a predessor linkage of [linenumber of milestone 1]SS+5, and so on.


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