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How to Link and Unlink Tasks - Edraw Project

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Posted by Arijit Roul | 01/08/2021
Easily monitor all of your tasks by linking and unlinking tasks in your projects. See how to do so by simply refer to the article below.

Link & Unlink Tasks

Links are also known as dependencies. It means one task relies on one or more tasks to be performed before it can be done. For example, Task 1 must be completed before Task 2 can begin. In this case, Task 1 is called a Predecessor as it precedes tasks that depend on it. The following task, Task 2, is called a Successor as it succeeds or follows tasks on which it is dependent. To build such a relationship, you have two options:

Use Mouse Click

In the timeline part of Gantt Chart view, click on a task bar (The Predecessor), then hold the mouse and drag it to another task bar (The Successor) to build a relationship. 
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Use the Link Buttons on the Home Tab

  • Select two or more tasks on the list of the Gantt chart.
  • Click the Link button link tasks button on the Home tab.
  • To unlink the sequence or relationship between tasks, click the Unlink unlink tasks button button on the Home tab.

To Check Whether a Task has Predecessors or Successors

  • Go to the Right Side Panel, click Link icon link tasks button at right side panel to open Link panel.

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  • Switch between Predecessors and Successors sheets to view, add or remove corresponding links.


  • Editing the duration of linked tasks will automatically adjust their position on the timeline of the Gantt chart.
  • Any task can be a predecessor for one or more successor tasks. Likewise, any task can be a successor to one or more predecessor tasks.

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