Configuring How Information Is Displayed on the Gantt Chart


You can configure what information displays in both the Task List Gantt Chart and the Project List Gantt Chart. 

Understanding Display Options

The following table details the display options for both Gantt charts:

Actual Dates actual_dates_in_gantt.png

Actual Start Date and Actual Completion Date are displayed with a triangle icon. If the Actual Completion Date is null, only the Actual Start Date is displayed.

For more information about start and completion dates, see "Understanding the Actual Completion Date of a Project" and "Understanding the Actual Start Date of a Project."

Assignments assignments_in_gantt.png

Shows task assignees. Mouse over the Details link next to the name of an assignee to see more detailed information about them, including the percentage of their allocation to the task.

Assignees are not displayed on the Gantt chart when the Gantt chart is exported to PDF. When the Gantt chart is exported to PDF, assignees are displayed only in the task list.

Baseline baselines_sandbox_gantt.png

A project snapshot that represents key pieces of data about the project included in the initial project plan. Baselines can be taken throughout the life of the project. When you enable to display baselines in the Gantt chart, select which baseline you want to display. You can view only one baseline on the Gantt chart at a time, and it will be shown in the form of a gray bar.

For more information about baselines, see "Creating Baselines."

Commit Date commit_dates_sandbox.png

The date an assignee gives as their commitment of when the task will be completed is displayed with a marker in the Gantt chart. 

For more information about commit dates, see "Understanding Commit Dates."

% Complete percent_complete_gantt.png  The percentage of the task that is completed displays in the task line. 

Critical Path Critical_path_2.png The tasks that could affect the timeline of the project are considered part of the Critical Path and are clearly marked in red. 
Milestone Diamonds milestone_diamonds.png

A diamond icon displays after the task that is associated with a milestone. Mouse over a milestone to view the name and date of the milestone. The system administrator determines the color of each milestone diamond.

For more information about milestones, see "Creating a Milestone Path."

Milestone Lines milestone_line_more_info_in_gantt.png

A line displays after the task that is associated with a milestone. Mouse over a milestone to view the name and date of the milestone. The system administrator determines the color of each milestone line.

For more information about milestones, see "Creating a Milestone Path."

Predecessors predecessor_2.png

A line from one task to another that shows the predecessor relationship between the two tasks. To highlight an individual predecessor line, mouse over it. Click it to keep it highlighted. You can only highlight one predecessor line at a time.

Predecessor icon is displayed next to any task that has a predecessor relationship that spans multiple pages on the Gantt chart or on any task that has a cross-project predecessor.

Click the Predecessor icon to view all predecessor and successor tasks, as well as details about each task, such as task name, type of predecessor relationship, and key dates.

NOTE The Gantt Chart in a list of projects displays information about cross-project predecessors. For more information about how to create predecessor relationships between different projects see "Understanding Cross-Project Predecessors." 

For more information about predecessors, see "Enforcing Predecessors."

Progress Status

On Time task_on_time__Oct._2017.png

Behind    task_behind__Oct._2017.png

At Risk    task_at_risk.png

Late        task_late_Oct.2017.png


The status of the current progress on a given task. 

For more detailed information about each Progress Status type, see "Understanding Progress Status of Tasks."

Projected Dates gantt_projected_dates.png

The expected projected timeline marking the Projected Start and Completion dates based on the current work completed, plus work remaining. 

For more information on projected completion dates, see "Understanding Projected Completion Date for Projects, Tasks, and Issues."


Configuring Display Options

  1. Navigate to the Task List Gantt Chart or the Project List Gantt Chart.
    For more information on where the either Gantt chart is located, see "Accessing the Gantt Chart." 
  2. (Optional) Select the Switch to Projected Dates setting to display the tasks by their Projected Dates. By default, tasks are displayed by their Planned Dates in the Gantt chart.
  3. Click the options icon to display the Options dialog box.
  4. Select the configuration options that you want to display in the Gantt chart.
    NOTE Not all of the configuration options are available in the Project List Gantt Chart.
  5. Click anywhere in the Gantt chart to close the Options dialog box. 
This article last updated on 2019-04-10 16:43:11 UTC