Configuration of data sources
Data sources configuration page displays list of already configured data sources. This page also contains link for adding new data source.
Click on link “Add new Gantt data source” and you will be redirected to the page to adjust a new data source.
Required fields for data source are marked with “*” symbol.
Add a data source name. Then select site url or click “Refresh” button to choose current site.
Select list with tasks, which should be displayed in Virto Gantt Chart Web Part. Any list type can be used.
If you want to display tasks in a specific list view, select the required view.
It is also possible to use custom CAML filter by choosing a view.
Select the field that will be displayed as task title. Usually, task name is used, but you can assign any other field according to your project demands.
Select fields those contain task start and end dates.
If a list contains field with task’s percents of completion, you can select the field for gantt chart.
Select field with task resources (user or several users who are assigned to the task, usually “Assigned To” field).
Select field with task predecessor(s). Predecessors and successors are connected through arrows in Gantt chart.
You can define the set of list fields to display on task form, using “Add field” button.
The fields set can be also adjusted for child task form and milestone form.
You have to select at least one field, that will be displayed in the left (table) part of the Gantt view. Usually, it is field with the task name.
Assign the background colors for source rows and for tasks.
It is also possible to highlight task statuses or categories by a choice field. For example, you can define custom colors to distinguish task priority statuses.
You can also define colors for progress bar, milestones, summary tasks, and summary task progress bar.
Press “Save” button after filling all desired and required fields.
Now you can add another data source, using another list, or proceed to Chart view adjustment.