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Calculate Due Date from Previous Record Close Date

Last Modified: 2016-02-11

I have an access database whereby i import common tasks into a tasks table where they are linked to the current project.

Each task has a start date, end date and due date and a process order number.

What i want to do is create a macro/query/vba?! so that as the tasks are imported the lowest process number gets a start date of today i.e. now () and when that task is closed the next process order number in line gets a start date of the previous process number's end date.

As the common tasks are optional, it could be that the process number increments jump e.g. 1,2,4,5,6,8,10 etc.

Any ideas

Many thanks

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