Timeline View Task Order

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Is there any way to control the order of the tasks within the new timeline view?  Ideally, I'd like the tasks in timeline view to list in the same order as the gantt view. 

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  • Brian_Richardson
    Brian_Richardson Overachievers Alumni
    edited 06/17/24
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    Timeline shows bars roughly in date order, but you already knew that I'm sure.

    The only sorting control on Timeline right now is Grouping. You could add a dropdown column for Row Number, then group on Row Number. It's fairly cheesy though, as it separates each and every row onto a group and colors it.

    I did test a variety of alphabetical and predecessor combos, as well as dates. It's not clear to me exactly how Timeline decides the oder.

    If you want to setup a Row Number for grouping, setup two columns:

    • Column 1 is an Autonumber column called Auto (if you already have one, use that instead of setting up a new one)
    • Column 2 (Row Number) is a Dropdown List column with this formula. Set as a column formula: = MATCH (Auto:Auto, Auto@row)

    In a sheet with Test 1 - Test 5 tasks in order, the default Timeline gave me this:

    If you group on Row Number in Timeline, you'll get something like this:

    This is the source Gantt View

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