The List Gantt View web part takes a list in the web it is located in and renders it in a BrightWork Gantt style view. You can opt to show all items in the list, use the filtering defined in specific list view, or write your own CAML filter.
This topic relates to configuring the List Gantt View web part, for information on configuring a BrightWork Reporter Gantt report, click here.
All web parts share basic modification functionality - click here to learn about this. Modification options specific to the List Gantt View web part are addressed below.
Tip! If you need to refresh the List Gantt View web part, you can do it by using the Ribbon action.
When you click the report information icon in the title, a popup shows the details of the current report. It also expands the Ribbon, opening the tab associated with the web part.
Details include: the report title, the type of report, the data source the list uses, and what filters are applied.
Tip! Double clicking the report information icon will open only the Ribbon, dismissing the popup.
To configure the List Gantt View web part:
Select the list that you want to report off.
There are three options:
All items in this list
This includes all list items from the selected list.
All items in this view
This uses the filtering from the selected view in the selected list. If there is no filtering specified in the selected view all list items are included.
Specify filter (CAML)
This allows you to write your own CAML filter and insert the code.
Enter a title for the report.
Select a chrome type for the report:
Select the columns to be represented in the Gantt chart.
Select the date column to be used as the start date.
Select the date column to be used as the finish date.
Optionally, select the column to be used as the Percent Complete column - generally this will only be the % Complete column.
Select a boolean column to enable the milestone diamond visual indicator.
Select the columns that will supply the Gantt Label (i.e. the data that appears to the right of each bar in the Gantt) for each type of column rendered by the Gantt:
Select Display Hierarchical Gantt to display the plan-based list in a hierarchical Gantt view with indenting, bolding, different bars for Tasks and Summary Tasks and Gantt bar connectors.
Selecting Display Hierarchical Gantt means that the Milestone Flag, Sort and Group By settings will be ignored.
Data to exclude:
Select Exclude items when the 'Start Date' is not set to exclude items with no Start Date from the report.
Excluding these items can improve performance and make the report easier to read.
Use these settings to customize the appearance of the Gantt report.
Select a display theme for the Gantt
Specify a row height between 10 and 40 pixels.
Page View Options
Decide whether or not to use paging and specify the number of rows per page.
Paging splits a report up into pages. The number of pages is defined by the number of items returned and the number of rows set per page. This is useful for increasing performance when a report is returning a lot of items. The actual number of pages is displayed at the bottom of the left column of the report.
Select the columns to be included in the report, the order in which you want them to appear and specify a width (between 20 and 600 pixels) for each column.
The List Gantt View web part currently does not support the display of icon columns.
Select the column you want to use to link to the individual list items. When a user clicks on the link the item will open in read mode.
Open Items in New Window
Select how you want the links in reports to behave:
Selecting Never means links will follow default SharePoint behavior and open list items in the same browser window as the report.
Selecting Once Only means that all list items will open in the same separate browser window.
Selecting Each Time means that list items will open in a new browser window every time.
Select the column(s) you want to use to sort the items returned (i.e. the order in which the items are displayed in the report) and the direction you want them to be sorted.
If Display Hierarchical Gantt is selected all Sort settings will be ignored.
The column(s) you want the items returned to be grouped by (you can use up to a maximum of 4 groups)
The direction of the grouping (ascending or descending)
Whether you want the group(s) to be collapsed or expanded
Grouping is placed over the link column.
Selecting Collapsed in any group means that all subsequent groups below that group will also be collapsed.
If Display Hierarchical Gantt is selected all Group By settings will be ignored.
Select the Time Window that the Gantt should report on.
Select this setting with caution as it could take a long time to load and slow down the rendering of the report.
Specify the number of days, weeks or months to use to create the time window.
Select the time period the report should look back.
Select the time period the report should look forward.
Time Window Width
Specify a width (between 250 to 3000 pixels) for the time window.
The time window is the right-pane of the Gantt where the bars are displayed.
Specify a value (between 50 and 100%) for the pan factor.
The pan factor defines the amount of the Gantt that will still be displayed when one of the + or - pan buttons are clicked.