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Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Visualize various categories into time series.

Compatible Products

TIBCO Spotfire®

Compatible Versions

  • TIBCO Cloud Spotfire® 11.4 LTS and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst 11.4 LTS and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Business Author 11.4 LTS and later
  • TIBCO Spotfire® Consumer 11.4 LTS and later

License

BSD

Overview

Download Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

The Gantt chart is a type of bar chart, that visualizes various categories into time series. Gantt charts illustrate the start and finish time in time period blocks.

Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Gantt charts are often used in project management as one of the most popular and useful ways of showing activities displayed against time. On the left of the chart is a list of the activities and along the top is a suitable time scale. Each activity is represented by a bar; the position and length of the bar reflects the start date, duration and end date of the activity.

Try this mod in TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst

Click the Download button and follow the instructions below the button to open the mod in Spotfire Analyst.

Download Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

How to open the mod

  1. Open Spotfire® Analyst, and create an analysis by loading some data.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file, and locate the .mod file in the unzipped folder.
  3. Drag the file into the analysis.
  4. The visualization mod is added to the analysis.
  5. To learn more about the capabilities and limitations of this visualization mod, see also the Reference Info tab or the User Guide which is also located in the downloaded folder.

For general information on how to use and share visualization mods, read the Spotfire documentation.

Data requirement

To make the Gantt chart work properly, the underlying data must be formatted in a certain way. A data table with at least three columns is required. At least one column must contain tasks names. A second column must contain start dates for each task. And a third column must contain end dates for each task. An optional column to show progress (%) may also be used.

For detailed information on data requirements, the available settings, and an example of how to set up the Gantt chart, see Reference Info.

Help and support

Please note that this Mod for TIBCO Spotfire® is not supported through support.tibco.com. In the event of issues or to get help or to suggest enhancements, please post a comment in the mod's wiki page.

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Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

 

Version 1.0.1, released June 2022

The Gantt chart is a type of bar chart, that visualizes various categories into time series. Gantt charts illustrate the start and finish time in time period blocks.

Gantt charts are often used in project management as one of the most popular and useful ways of showing activities displayed against time. On the left of the chart is a list of the activities and along the top is a suitable time scale. Each activity is represented by a bar; the position and length of the bar reflects the start date, duration and end date of the activity.

Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Try this mod in TIBCO Spotfire® Analyst

Click the Download button and follow the instructions below the button to open the mod in Spotfire Analyst.

Download Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

How to open the mod

  1. Open Spotfire® Analyst, and create and analysis by loading some data.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file, and locate the .mod file in the unzipped folder.
  3. Drag the file into the analysis.
  4. The visualization mod is added to the analysis.
  5. To learn more about the capabilities and limitations of this visualization mod, keep reading or see the User Guide which is also located in the downloaded folder.

For general information on how to use and share visualization mods, you can read the Spotfire documentation.

Data requirement

Every mod handles missing, corrupted and/or inconsistent data in different ways. It is advised to always review how the data is visualized.

To make the Gantt chart work properly, the underlying data must be formatted in a certain way. A data table with at least three columns is required. At least one column must contain tasks names. A second column must contain start dates for each task. And a third column must contain end dates for each task.

An optional column to show progress (%) may also be used.

Setting up the Gantt chart

In this example dataset, we have six columns: project, task, start, end, owner, completion

step task from to owner completion
Concept Groundwork 07/01/2021 07/05/2021 Cross teams 1.0
Concept MVP definition 07/06/2021 07/06/2021 Product 1.0
Concept Effort estimation 07/06/2021 07/09/2021 Cross teams 1.0
Development Back-end 07/12/2021 07/21/2021 Feature 1.0
Development Models training 07/19/2021 07/30/2021 Data science 1.0
Development User experience 07/12/2021 07/16/2021 UX 1.0
Development Front-end 07/19/2021 07/23/2021 Feature 1.0
Development Technical preview 08/02/2021 08/04/2021 Feature 1.0
Productization Code review 08/04/2021 08/06/2021 Feature 1.0
Productization Testing 08/05/2021 08/06/2021 Test 1.0
Productization Texts and documentation 08/02/2021 08/06/2021 Writers 1.0
Productization Beta release 08/09/2021 08/10/2021 Feature 1.0
Release Bug fixes 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 Feature 1.0
Release Final build 08/16/2021 08/17/2021 Cross teams 0.75
Release Deployment 08/18/2021 08/19/2021 DevOps 0.0

A Gantt chart can be configured to show the evolution of this project by creating a Gantt chart with the following setting:

  • Task = 'step' and 'task'
  • Start = 'from' with (First) as aggregation method
  • End = 'to' with (first) as aggregation method

Optionally we could also use colors to show task blocks by team and use the completion data to show progress. E.g:

  • Color By = 'owner
  • Progress = 'completion'

The end result will look something like this:

Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

The chart above shows one period block by step and task colored by responsible teams.

Configuring the Gantt chart

The Gantt chart can be configured by setting one or multiple categories of tasks and sub-tasks. Start dates and end dates for each category must be set with aggregation type (First).

Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

Once the Gantt chart is configured and has data provided, you can also highlight overdue tasks or hide weekends. These settings are accessed by clicking on the list of tasks or on the header.

Using the Gantt chart

Gantt Chart Mod for TIBCO Spotfire®

View mode

Switch to show/hide months and days.

Zoom to details

Use the zoom slider to get a closer look at details in your visualization.

Tooltip

Hover a task block to show a tooltip with its name, start date, end date and eventual progression.

Marking

Click a task block to mark it in the Gantt chart and in all other visualizations that use the same marking. Click a parent task to mark all sub-tasks. Click an empty space in between task blocks to clear marking.

 

Help and support

Please note that this Mod for TIBCO Spotfire® is not supported through support.tibco.com. In the event of issues or to get help or to suggest enhancements, please post a comment in this TIBCO Community Wiki page.

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