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How to filter on tasks with NO predecessors?

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Level 9

I know, it seems pretty straightforward. I can filter on tasks with predecessor status. However, for the very first task in a project that has no predecessors - I can't seem to bring that in.

Our report shows status of tasks that the predecessors were completed but it does not show tasks that are not yet started and late.

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Community Advisor

Can you just filter on Task | Can Start equals true? Or I guess I am asking why are you fixated on predecessors...? (Normally we use "can start" because I think if the predecessors are done it flags the next task as "can start.")

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Level 9

Great question! We're trying to be more diligent and making sure our team members check off tasks. So it's still a work in progress and sometimes the next task is ready to start even though the person before them didn't mark their task complete.

We have that captured in our report - however - there is a handful of projects that were a delayed start and since the first task did not start yet (with no predecessor) it doesn't show up on that report.

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I think I understand what you said?

task | "can start" = true would capture any task with no predecessors as well as any task with completed predecessors.

task | "Task Number" = 1 would capture task number 1

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Level 7

Hi Christina,

I have used a filter on my reports for Predecessors >> ID = Is Blank - this is a standard option within the report filters list:0694X00000C1BH2QAN.jpg

Hope that helps! 😉