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Roll Up Dates on the Gantt Chart

Regular and External Users on all paid accounts can use date roll up. Date roll up is an experimental feature and as a result, it: may have bugs, is subject to change, and may be discontinued at any time. Please feel free to use the feedback links in Wrike Labs to share your thoughts on this beta feature.

Overview

By default, start and end dates for all items within Wrike are completely independent. For example, if you have a Task with Subtasks - the Task and its Subtasks can have different dates (they are not automatically aligned). The same holds true for Project dates and the dates of Tasks within it.

From the Gantt Chart you can roll up dates. Rolling up dates means that: a top-level item’s dates are based on the dates of items within it. When you roll up dates

  • Start date: earliest date that an item within it starts
  • Due date: latest date that an item within it ends

Important Information

  • When rolling up dates, Wrike only takes visible items into account (i.e. items that are hidden by filters are not taken into account).
  • If you roll up dates for a top-level item and no item within it has scheduled dates, then the top-levels dates are cleared.
  • If the feature is enabled, the bracket will be displayed with the project’s own dates as a bold filling, whilst the part representing dates of tasks which fall outside this timeframe will have no filling on the timeline, just an outline. This way you can see actual dates of the project and dates for which tasks in this project are scheduled.

Enable Date Roll Up from Labs

Date roll up is available for Regular and External Users on all paid accounts. Enable it for your individual account.

  1. Visit Wrike Labs.
  2. Scroll to “Roll up dates on the Gantt Chart”.
  3. Check the box next to "Enable".

You can now roll up dates on the Gantt Chart in your Workspace.

Roll Up Dates

To roll up an item's dates:

  1. Open a Folder or Project and switch to the Gantt Chart.
  2. In the table portion of the Gantt Chart right-click the parent Task or Project whose dates you want to roll up.
  3. Select “Item Roll up”.

The parent Task or Project’s dates change and are rolled up from the items within it.

To roll up dates for all items within a branch*:

  1. Open a Folder or Project and switch to the Gantt Chart.
  2. In the table portion of the Gantt Chart right-click a parent Task or Project.
  3. Select “Branch Roll up”.

Wrike starts rolling up dates starting from the bottom up. Dates are progressively rolled up for items higher up in the branch until the dates on the parent Task or Project selected in step 2 are rolled up.

*A branch includes all items nested within one item. For example, a Project could have Tasks, Subtasks, Subprojects, etc.

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