have dynamic tasks always taken their duration from the children? I thought in earlier times, they were a kind of umbrella task but could still have their own duration and description. If they take over the duration of the children, then project duration is no longer sum of all durations. I don't know how that is calculated now, but if dynamic tasks are counted, their children's duration is counted twice. Also, if they are just a mirror of the children, do we want to count them as \"task'?

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edited 07 Aug '14, 07:42

A dynamic task has always been just a summary of its child tasks. It uses the earliest start date, the latest end date, and the sum of all non-dynamic tasks within it. When things like % complete or total hours are calculated anywhere in the project, dynamic tasks are ignored in favor of looking at their child tasks directly. Therefore they should never be double counted.
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