You maby know this. You are currently working on an project and you face the need to identify your external predecessors or successors. With a external relationshop in the corresponding column this is pretty easy. But if you are using special links in a big program this can be a nightmare.
Project has a simple solution for that! What we are going to do is to create a view with a filter where special linked tasks are highlighted.
But first, what are special links? With Project Professional 2010 there is a feature available to set up special links. For example the start date of two tasks can be bound together.
You can achieve this by
- selecting the source field for your link
- select the target field
- “Paste Special…”
- select “Paste Link”
But how to identify those linked fields as they do not appear in the link dialogue for external tasks?
- First there is a smart indicator showing there is sth. Linked
- Second you can filter on the column “Linked Fields” to identify the lines