Update the Planned Hours and Duration of a task with a Simple Duration Type

Last update: 2022-07-26
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By default, Adobe Workfront calculates the Duration of a task with a Simple Duration Type based on the amount of Planned Hours. However, you can also manually edit the amount of Planned Hours and the Duration of a Simple Duration task in certain areas of Workfront.

You can either edit Planned Hours and Duration of a task with a Simple Duration Type inline or at the task level in the Assignments area.

For more information about editing information inline, see Inline edit items in a list in Adobe Workfront.

This article describes how you can update the Planned Hours and Duration for a task with a Simple Duration Type at the task level, in the Assignments area.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*

Any

Adobe Workfront license*

Work or higher

Access level configurations*

Edit access to Tasks

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to the task

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Update the Planned Hours and Duration of a task with a Simple Duration Type

IMPORTANT

After you manually update the Duration on a Simple Duration task, Workfront stops calculating it based on the Planned Hours.

To edit the Planned Hours and Duration of a task with a Simple Duration Type in the Advanced Assignments box:

  1. In a task list, click the name of the task for which you want to change the duration type.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click the More icon next to the name of the task, click Edit, then Assignments.
    • Click the Assigned to or the name of the assignments in the Assignments area of the task header, then click Advanced.
  3. Enter a total value for the Planned Hours for all the assignments, for example, 10 hours. The total number of Planned Hours is distributed equally between all the resources assigned to the task.

  4. (Optional) Manually adjust the Planned Hours of each resource assigned to the task. The total number of Planned Hours for the task updates to reflect the new hours individually assigned to your resources.

  5. Enter a value for the task Duration, for example 2 Days.

  6. Click Save.

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