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Create links between cost objects which control the sequence of the events in the schedule.

A predecessor cost object can have multiple successor cost objects and vice-versa.

You can link the cost objects using the below listed dependencies:

  • Finish to Start (Default) - The successor cost object begins only when the predecessor cost object ends. The end node of the predecessor cost object is connected to the front node of the successor cost object.

  • Start to Start - The successor cost object cannot begin before the predecessor cost object begins. The start node of the predecessor cost object is connected to the start node of the successor cost object.

  • Finish to Finish - The successor cost object cannot end before the predecessor cost object ends. The end node of the predecessor cost object is connected to the end node of the successor cost object.

  • Start to Finish - The successor cost object cannot end before the predecessor cost object begins. The start node of the predecessor cost object is connected to the end node of the successor cost object.

This procedure allows you to create or update the relationship between the cost objects and their sequence.

  1. In the Project Scheduler panel, select the cost object row for which you want to add or modify relationship.

  2. In the Project Schedule Details panel, click the Relationships tab.

  3. If required, click REFRESH to update the screen.

  4. In the Predecessors panel, click the Insert Row icon to add a new row.

  5. Click the Source Cost Object (Hierarchy Path ID) ellipsis and select the cost object with which you want to start the sequence of the link.

  6. Select the relationship that you want to assign between the source and target cost objects from the Relation list. The available options are listed below:

    • Start to Start

    • Start to Finish

    • None

    • Finish to Start

    • Finish to Finish

      You can select the Target Cost Object later in the Successors panel.

  7. Type the number of hours/days to be delayed in the Lag field.

    Or, you can also add lag in the Edit link dialog.

    Double-click the link between source and target cost objects in the chart and edit the Lag field.

  8. Select the units for lag from the Units list.

  9. Click the Save icon.

    The Source Cost Object is automatically linked to its immediate successor as a target cost object. The Target Cost Object relation details are auto-updated with same values as in its source cost object.

    Also, the below fields auto-populate:

    • Source Cost Object (Name)

    • Create User

    • Create Date

    • Last Update User

    • Last Update Date

    • Click the Delete Row(s) icon to delete the row.

    • You can customize the view of the Relationships tab from the view settings.

  10. If you want to change the target cost object, follow the process below:

    1. In the Successors panel, click the Target Cost Object (Hierarchy Path ID) ellipsis and select the cost object with which you want to end the sequence of the link.

    2. Select the relationship that you want to assign between the source and target cost objects from the Relation list.

    3. Type the number of hours/days to be delayed in the Lag field.

      Or, you can also add lag in the Edit link dialog. See above steps.

    4. Select the units for lag from the Units list.

    5. Click the Save icon. The below fields auto-populate:

      • Target Cost Object (Name)

      • Create User

      • Create Date

      • Last Update User

      • Last Update Date

        Once you update or delete any relationship and save, you must click the SCHEDULE button again.

    • You can also add new rows for target cost object. The procedure to add the rows is similar to adding rows in Predecessors.

    • Click the Delete Row(s) icon to delete the row.

      Or, you can also remove the link in the Edit link dialog.

      Double-click the link between source and target cost objects in the chart and select Remove this link check-box.

    • You can customize the view of the Relationships tab from the view settings.