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Vizlib Gantt Properties - Dependencies / Critical Flow



Vizlib Gantt supports Dependencieswhich are added and defined in the Dimensions section of the property panel. 

We support popular project planning datasets such as MS Project.

Dependencies are only visible if you define it in the property pannel under the first dimension (Figure 2).

You will need an ID and Predecessor (as predecessorID) column in your dataset as this is how we link the events.

There are 2 examples .CSV files showing how your dataset must look like for this feature to work with your dataset.

We recommend using cascading events so your event linking is more obvious, though this is just an aesthetic choice and doesn't affect the outcome of your date.

The image below, Figure 1, shows how you set up the Dependencies. You must have the Event Order Number (RED ARROW - ORDER) as the 'Search Event Field'. You can then choose to name it something different in the 'Search Name Field (Optional)' as seen in my example (BLUE ARROW - TASK_DESCRIPTION).

Figure 1 Setup Wizard - Event Data

You will find the 'Dependencies' (Figure 2) feature in the Vizlib Gantt Property Panel, under 'Dimensions' > First Dimension > 'Dependencies'. This is where you add your 'Predecessors' field. (You can also search 'Dependencies' in the Property Panel).

Figure 2 Dependencies in the Gantt's Property Panel

In Figure 3, for events that have dependencies that link far off the current view area, they will be presented as ----->[Event] if they are being linked to (Finish-Start), or, [Event]----- if they are linking from (Finish-Start).

Figure 3 Linked events

In Figure 4 you see the options to change the Link color and Line weight of the links. You can choose to highlight the immediate next links with Highlighted on hover selected.

Figure 4 Aesthetic options for links

You can watch the Video here on YouTube to understand how Dependencies work.

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