SOLVED: How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I figured out How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation last year, but I forgot and it took me over an hour to figure it out again, so this time I am writing the process down.  There are two ready ways to create a Gantt chart via the GUI:

Create a Gantt from New List:

The nut of the problem is that Microsoft calls this webpart a PROJECT TASK.

  1. Click SITE ACTIONS (at top left of sharepoint window)
  2. click MORE OPTIONS
  3. scroll down and click on PROJECT TASKS

“…Project tasks lists provide a Gantt Chart view and can be openned by Microsoft Project or other compatible programs…”

How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation
How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

Convert an Existing List to a Gantt Chart

  1. Go to your list
  2. Click the twisty from the the bread crumbs (at the top of the page)
  3. Select CREATE VIEW
  4. Select Gantt View
Create a Gantt Chart View For An Existing List in Sharepoint 2010
Create a Gantt Chart View For An Existing List in Sharepoint 2010

You will likely find THIS help article from Microsoft to be useful.

Comments

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    Jesse August 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

    There is no Gantt option when creating a view from an External list… Is this possible?

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews August 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      I am sorry to day I am not sure. I am now playing with SharePoint Foundation 2013 and am no longer working with Gantt’s 🙁

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    Evren July 27, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Good,

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    Phil April 5, 2012 at 6:39 am

    This is awesome information. Was exaclty what I was looking for. Thanks!

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    Jasmine February 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks so much for this. No one likes to use project here so I’ve been looking for a solution to providing a Gantt chart for the stakeholders other than excel. Pitty you can’t shrink sub-tasks to get a high level view. Or can you?

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews February 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Not that I know of.

      I am glad this helped.

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      Ben Keeping October 24, 2012 at 6:08 am

      Yep you can I think.
      Click on the ribbon, under the “list” entry. There should be a section called gantt which contains zoom in and zoom out buttons 🙂

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    Muhammad Fahad January 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Sweet, was looking exactly for this.

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