Gantt Chart Capability Request

Hello Wrike team, 

We have begun implementing Wrike with our business and enjoy many of the benefits it offers for tracking work and generating metric reports/dashboards.

One thing we have noticed is that the Gantt chart only populates from the stock "start date" and "due date" columns. If there was a way to generate a Gantt chart timeline from dates in custom fields, we would be able to leverage both the Gantt chart as well as the reporting/analyze functionality of the platform as it relates to our metric tracking. 

If it would be unfeasible to add custom fields to the Gantt Chart, would you consider adding the "baseline start" and "baseline end" dates that are available in the Gantt chart view as columns in the table view that we can generate formulas and create reports from?

Use Case:

 we have implemented (4) custom columns for tracking start and finish dates of project milestone deliverables so that we can generate reports based on the variance between proposed vs actual deliverable timelines. 

  • Proposed start
  • Proposed finish
  • Actual start
  • Actual finish

The proposed start and finish custom fields give us the "baseline" date information we are looking to track, and the actual start and finish custom fields give us data to compare the proposed dates to. By doing this, we can generate fields that calculate variance in our estimation of milestone deliverables and what the cost of delay at each milestone is. 

However, by setting up our tracking this way, we lose the benefit of the Gantt chart functionality.  

Please take into consideration the ability to either:

  • Populate Gantt chart view with custom field dates 

OR

  • Add "baseline start" and "baseline end" dates that are already available in the Gantt chart view to our table view so that we can use that data for reports/dashboards.

Thanks!

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Hi Cody Weber, welcome to the Community 👋 Thanks for submitting your suggestion for Gantt Charts in this forum! It will now enter our process 👍

If there's anything else I can help you with, please let me know. 

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