Clarity task dates not showing up properly / correctly in Microsoft Project (MSP / MS Project). With this issue, the start dates typically get exported as the project start date when opened in Clarity
Expected Results: Task Start date matches that in Clarity (5/4/2018)
Actual Results: Task Start Date changes to the project Start date (5/1/2018)
Clarity 14.x and higher using the MSP New Driver.
This is working by design - It's recommended to use either the Clarity Gantt or MSP for scheduling for a project, but not both the Clarity Tasks section/Gantt and MSP, to avoid issues such as the dates changing unexpectedly.
If the prior dates of the tasks were set to the project start date in Clarity, the symptoms may seem that old project data is being pulled up / prior version of the schedule is being loaded instead of the current schedule from Clarity being pulled in, but the root cause is the same in that case if no constraints, dependencies, etc are set.
To keep task Start Dates from changing to the Project Start Date in the MSP New Driver, the solution would be one of the below:
There are a few ways to add a constraint. See the options below
Note that the constraint dates will need to be updated if you modify the task date in Clarity (This is not required if changing dates in MSP). For example: if you are using a Must Start on constraint for a task, and change the start date of the task in Clarity, you will need to update both the Start Date of the task in Clarity.
Note: You can also click on a Task, select the Details option, then click Configure to add the fields to the Task Details view instead
If the task has a % Complete value of greater than 0 (such as 1%), this will add an Actual Start date for the task, so when the task is exported to MSP, the Start Date is pulled from that Actual Start Date