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Color gantt chart bars per sub project RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it possible to consolidate several projects into one project, so that the gantt bars have individual colors per project? i.e. Project 0 is made up of sub project1, sub project2 and sub project3.  The bar for sub project1 would be green, sub project2 red, sub project3 yellow.  I know you can click on the bars and colour them manually, but this is a little bit unwieldly for the amount of projects and tasks I'm managing.

    Many Thanks,

    RB

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:15 PM

Answers

  • Hi RB,

    You can create a Custom Text Field to capture Sub-project Name and then use it with Flag fields to get different colored Gantt Bars. Flag field will have formula as : iif ( [Text1] = 'Project Name1', 1,0). If you have 3 sub-projects create 3 Flag Fields to get different colored bars. Flag 2 to test for Project Name 2 and so on.

    Refer : http://epmxperts.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/colored-task-bars-based-on-tasks-nature-and-show-progress-of-delayed-tasks-in-gantt-chart/


    Sapna S



    Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Do read http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm Faq 31: Customizing Task Bars; use the Project field instead of Resource Names as in the FAQ example. In Project 2010, you will find Bar Styles in the Format ribbon, Format button.

    Greetings,

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:27 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Do read http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm Faq 31: Customizing Task Bars; use the Project field instead of Resource Names as in the FAQ example. In Project 2010, you will find Bar Styles in the Format ribbon, Format button.

    Greetings,

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:27 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi RB,

    You can create a Custom Text Field to capture Sub-project Name and then use it with Flag fields to get different colored Gantt Bars. Flag field will have formula as : iif ( [Text1] = 'Project Name1', 1,0). If you have 3 sub-projects create 3 Flag Fields to get different colored bars. Flag 2 to test for Project Name 2 and so on.

    Refer : http://epmxperts.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/colored-task-bars-based-on-tasks-nature-and-show-progress-of-delayed-tasks-in-gantt-chart/


    Sapna S



    Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:47 PM
    Moderator