MS Project 2013: linked subproject must have task 5 complete for master project to start on task 6

Hi everyone,

I have several projects on MS Project 2013 and a "Master" project where I have imported my subprojects.

Here's the issue:  I have several projects where I can't start one of the phases of the master projects until sub projects A, B, C, finish task 5.  After task 5 is complete on each of these projects, then the master project can start on task 6.

How do I show this on MS Project? The subprojects DO NOT need to be complete 100% for the master project to start on task 6 but each of them need to get to a certain point before the next task in the master project starts.

I hope this makes sense.  Thanks for your help!
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dani gammonProduct Operations ManagerAsked:
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regmigrantConnect With a Mentor Commented:
in the master project show the tasks from the inserted sub project and drag/drop the dependency link in the way you would any other task. The predecessor column should show something like "<>\project name\4FS"

Is that not what you need?
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dani gammonProduct Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
Yes, this is exactly what I needed.  Thank you!

The Predecessor shows up as "Drive Location:\Folder\ProjectName.mpp\9

Is there a way to rename this or this because that's where it's pulling the information from?
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regmigrantCommented:
that should be the filename of the sub project, note that project isn't clever enough to track revisions if you save to a different filename or move it to a different folder.
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dani gammonProduct Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
I see.  Thanks for your help!
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