Tasks > Conditional Coloring

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

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

To create and use color schemes with tasks:

  • Create a 'List of values (coloring)' type task custom data field and assign values to your tasks
  • Open 'Color taskbars by' section and select the created field under 'Task custom field' section
coloring gantt charts by task status

  • The color legend with custom values/statuses appears.
  • Now select a color for each status/field. 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

  • Your tasks are now colored according to predefined task statuses

task colors in gantt chart area by task status

To use color schemes for projects:

  • Create a 'List of values (coloring)' type project custom field and assign values to your projects
  • Open 'Color taskbars by' section and select the created field under 'Project custom field' section
coloring gantt charts by project status

  • The color legend with custom values/statuses appears. Now select a color for each status/field
using different project colors for resource planning

  • Your tasks are now colored according to predefined project statuses

tasks colored by project status colors in the gantt chart area