The Default task plan table is used to view the default set of data for a task plan: name, start and finish dates, durations, and the resources who have been assigned (or allocated) to work on the task.

Default Fields Description

A duration is the total amount of time required to complete a task, based on a task's start and finish dates. A duration is always based on how a day is defined in the working calendar associated with the task plan. A day is defined (by default) as being 8 hours; therefore, a duration of 1 day in a task is 8 hours.


The date on which a task is scheduled to finish.


The name of a task (or a task plan).


The unique ID for a predecessor task in the task plan.

Resource Names

The name of the resource (or resources) who are assigned to a task in a task plan.


The date on which a task is scheduled to start.