how to display project tasks in gantt chart



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 Community Champion 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:

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 Community Champion 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

@Daniel Eads Can I use a JIRA issue filter rather than the table to add the data into the chart

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