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Structure Gantt Slice for Groups and Folders

Dear community,

I was searching for a solution, as you can see, unsuccessfully. So here comes my first ever community question.


In the Gantt chart configuration - Is there a way to create a slice for a group?


I have a structure where I build groups by the Release fixVersions. I do this directly in the automation via Formula fixVersions.UMAX_BY($.name). Now the appearance in the gantt chart doe not really suit. And also my quetion applies to all groups and folders in general.

To pick the contents of a slice the only choice you have is Issue Types or JQL query.

Issue Types does really only show the Jira issue tpyes, meaning no groups or folders. so a dead end, I guess.

And I have also tried two JQL querys; one by name (summary ~ Start of FolderNames) and a second where I exclude the issue types of the structure (type not it (Project,Milestone) in hope that the groups / folders remain as a result - but it did not change the appearanceof the group/folder in the Gantt chart.


Best regards


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Stepan Kholodov _Tempo_
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Nov 07, 2023

Hello @Joachim Goehl 

This is not possible in the current architecture of Structure.Gantt. Since the item behavior - when a structure item is displayed as a task and when it is displayed as a group on the chart - can already be defined by slices, adding an additional one for appearances only can create a cyclic reference.

As an alternative, you can use the Formula column in the structure and return, for example, a colored indicator for every group or folder.

I hope this helps. If you have other questions, please reach out to us directly at our support portal.

Best regards,
Stepan Kholodov

Thanks for answering and for the proposed alternative. Unfortunately, this does not help out in this particular case, as my intention was to change the appearance from the groups to a Milestone instead of a beam. But I will surely keep your approach in mind - maybe it might be useful another day.

(Additional explanation on what I am trying to do: In the structure, we show the upcoming features as type milestone and group them under the the upcoming software versions using the fixVersion the Milestones are related to as grouping attribute. As a result, the releases - as they are groups - are shown as beams within the gantt chart - starting from the due date of the first milestone, ending with the due date of the last milestone. Instead, I would like to show these groups as milestone symbol to focus on the release date of the versions - as duration indicated by the beam is neither correct nor relevant.

But I guess I can -and have to :D - live with it. At leas the ends of the beams are at the right spot, as I also add an issue on which I define the fixVersion.Release date as finishing date. And also in the issue table on the left, the fixVersion.Release date is displayed in the Date column next to the group folder using Formula.)

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