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jasong 2007-09-17 02:43 PM

Difference between Pending and On-Hold?
 
Hi there,

Can someone explain the practical difference between a project that is On Hold and one that is Pending?

I understand that you can actively set a project to On Hold, and that by giving a project a date in the future, it's set to Pending (and that these will become Active on that date), but practically speaking, what's the difference?

It appears setting a project to On Hold and giving it a starting date doesn't make it active on that date. Should an On Hold project with a start date become Active on that date? Or is the idea to say "I don't want to think about this project again until I actively decide to do so"?

Jason.

curt.clifton 2007-09-17 03:10 PM

[QUOTE=jasong;21301]
It appears setting a project to On Hold and giving it a starting date doesn't make it active on that date. Should an On Hold project with a start date become Active on that date?[/QUOTE]

That's what Pending is for--active projects whose start date hasn't arrived.

[QUOTE=jasong;21301]Or is the idea to say "I don't want to think about this project again until I actively decide to do so"?[/QUOTE]

Exactly. An On-Hold project might be one that you've already started that you want to suspend indefinitely.

santra 2007-10-04 01:26 PM

I can't figure out how to make a project pending. I have a Project with two tasks, they both start in the future, but the project still doesn't appear in a "Pending" listing.

Do I have to *set* the project to start in the future? Where do I do that? I did that in the Inspector, but the project still doesn't list as pending.

I'm excited about implementing "pending" functionality but can't find any docmentation on how to do that.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

--Sandy Santra

[QUOTE=curt.clifton;21306]That's what Pending is for--active projects whose start date hasn't arrived.[/QUOTE]

santra 2007-10-04 04:57 PM

Never mind--I figured it out. I had thought that the "Review" date was the start date in the Inspector, failing to see the section below called "Dates". Apologies.

[QUOTE=santra;22247]I can't figure out how to make a project pending. I have a Project with two tasks, they both start in the future, but the project still doesn't appear in a "Pending" listing.

Do I have to *set* the project to start in the future? Where do I do that? I did that in the Inspector, but the project still doesn't list as pending.

I'm excited about implementing "pending" functionality but can't find any docmentation on how to do that.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

--Sandy Santra[/QUOTE]


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