What are dependencies?
Dependencies allow you to ensure pre-requisites are met in a project (i.e. a task that cannot start until an earlier one has completed), or tie together events in a fiction story that require a fixed offset (e.g. a birth must occur 9 months after conception).
Configuring dependencies in the Inspector
Dependencies are configured in the inspector under the heading Predecessors. You can view, edit and remove existing dependencies for each event in the Based On list.
To add a new dependency, tap on the Predecessors option in the inspector of an event. Tap on the Add new option in the Based On list, and select the event, offset, and whether the offset should be added to the start or end of the event. Then tap on the Add option in the top right.
To edit or delete a dependency, choose the event from the Based On list to update its values. Tap on Remove connection at the bottom to delete the dependency.
Shortcut to Add Dependencies
- The second event will be made dependent on the first event (as determined by their current dates)
- The new dependency will use the existing offset between the events, so that neither event will change dates when the dependency is created.
- If the second event occurs after the end of the first event, the dependency will use an offset from the end of the first event.
- Otherwise, it will use an offset from the start of the first event.