Tasks > Conditional Taskbar Coloring


Tasks > Conditional Colouring

Introduction

Using different color schemes on data fields can be handy for getting overviews by custom criteria (f.e task statuses, locations etc). Colouring can be used only with tasks and projects using 'List of values' custom data field type.

Must-know about this feature

To start using color schemes feature with predefined values, you must first create task or project custom data fields and enter custom values.

Create color schemes for tasks

  1. Create a 'List of values (coloring)' type task custom data field 
  2. Assign the values you have added to your tasks your tasks.
  3. Open 'Color taskbars by' section
  4. Select the field that you created under 'Task custom field' section.

    coloring gantt charts by task status
  5. Select a color for each status/field
  6. In the example below, the fields are marked in striped green for 'Done', blue for 'In progress', orange for 'Planned'.

    selecting colors for gantt charts
  7. Your tasks are now colored according to predefined task statuses
  8. You can change the color scheme the same way you applied it.

    task colors in gantt chart area by task status

Create color schemes for projects

  1. Create a 'List of values (coloring)' type project custom field
  2. Assign added custom data field's values to your projects.
  3. Open 'Color taskbars by' section
  4. Select the field you created under 'Project custom field' section.

    coloring gantt charts by project status
  5. The color legend with custom values/statuses appears
  6. Select a color for each status/field.

    using different project colors for resource planning
  7. Your tasks are now colored according to predefined project statuses
  8. You can change the coloring the same way you applied it.
tasks colored by project status colors in the gantt chart area
You can use conditional coloring for so much more than just keeping an eye on the task or project status. You can visually prioritize projects or add a project manager or a location. Really think about your needs and the options that the scheduling tool is giving you.

Tasks > Conditional Taskbar Coloring