For example, if you enter a project start date which is ninety days later than the template start date, Oracle Projects adjusts the new project's task start and completion dates forward ninety days as well. If the resulting start or completion dates are later than the project completion date, Oracle Projects sets the start and/or completion date of those tasks to the project completion date. Thus, Oracle Projects ensures that the task dates remain within the new project's effective date range.
Suggestion: If you use templates with durations, do not allow entry of the project completion date in Quick Entry without entry of start date.
Oracle Projects shifts the effective dates of the project level options by the number of days between the start date in the project template and the start date that you enter. It shifts the effective dates of the task level options by the number of days between the new task start date and the start date of the task in the project template.
If you do not enter start and completion dates in Quick Entry fields, Oracle Projects creates the new project and its tasks with the same dates as the project template.