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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Creating a Gantt chart

A Gantt chart is a type of Bar chart which is commonly used in project management, and is one of the most popular and useful ways of showing activities such as tasks or events displayed against time. It was developed by Henry Gantt in the 1910s for tracking project schedules.

Gantt charts show the start and finish dates of various tasks/elements in a project. These elements comprise the work breakdown structure of the project. A Gantt chart can also be used for showing things in use over time, for example, the duration of a machine's use, or how long it took for people to hit a milestone and how that was distributed over time.

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In the following recipe, we will create a Gantt chart by connecting to the Data for ...

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