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how to display project tasks in gantt chart

Lee Blake Jul 13, 2015



We have just purchased confluence and we need to create the tasks for each developer and display them in a gantt chart, but I have no idea how to do this.

Can someone please help me with this?



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Daniel Eads [non-monitored account] Community Leader Jul 13, 2015

Hi Lee,

Check out the documentation for the Chart macro for more details:

Here's a quick-start:

  1. Start typing { and then the macro name you want to use in the editor. It will auto-complete the macro name for you.
    image2015-7-13 8:47:28.png
  2. Once the Macro is placed on it, click to select it and the click Edit.
    image2015-7-13 8:49:37.png
  3. On the left pane, flip the Type to Gantt.
    image2015-7-13 8:50:27.png
  4. The Columns and Date Format fields also need to be set. I used the example in the link above to create a chart.
    image2015-7-13 8:57:49.png
  5. Hit Save on the macro editor and then add the values as tables inside the macro on the main editor. Here you can see the values I used from the demo, along with the macro options along the top:
    image2015-7-13 9:1:31.png
  6. Should be all set! Here's the final Gantt chart on my saved page:
    image2015-7-13 9:2:18.png


Phew! That was a lot more involved than it should be. If you also have JIRA, you could take a look at this Gantt Chart plugin (for JIRA): or better yet, JIRA Portfolio:

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Lee Blake Jul 13, 2015

Thanks Daniel,

Do I have to use JIRA for the task list or can I just use Confluence?

I am unsure how to get the grids that are displayed inside the chart design. I am assuming these are key to displaying the bars in the gantt chart.



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Daniel Eads [non-monitored account] Community Leader Jul 14, 2015

You can either copy/paste from the example (this is what I did) or create a new table in the editor. The Table insert lets you choose how many rows/columns to start with:

image2015-7-14 7:39:3.png

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Reg Hawkins Oct 18, 2017

@Daniel Eads [non-monitored account] Can I use a JIRA issue filter rather than the table to add the data into the chart

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