How can I show in a dashboard only tasks that are on the critical path?

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We have created a standard dashboard external stakeholders can have access to and we would like to place a widget where only the tasks that are on the critical path will be shown. Any idea about how to do that?

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  • David Tutwiler
    David Tutwiler Overachievers Alumni
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    Sounds like a report to me. Run a report where you only pull in tasks in the critical path. If you don't have anything to designate that they are "critical path tasks" then maybe add a column with a checkbox that, if checked, represents that task is on the critical path. Then run a report pulling in all tasks with a checked checkbox and display that on the dashboard.

  • Jacques Frein
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    Thank you for this suggestion, I had indeed thought about using a report. What I would like to do is to flag automatically the checkbox when the tasks are on the critical path. I did not find any formula to do that. We can show the tasks that are on the CP with the Gantt view, we can even create a filter, but, in that case, the tasks must be flagged manually.

  • David Tutwiler
    David Tutwiler Overachievers Alumni
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    Interesting. I'm afraid I'm close to the end of my suggestions on this one. If you're looking to only show the main tasks and not the sub tasks, I think you could write a checkbox formula that looks to see if it has any children associated (maybe a =COUNTIF(CHILDREN), or something similar), but outside of that I'm afraid I'm not sure if there is a way to handle this automatically.