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Getting Started

This section explains you the steps required to create a simple Essential JS 2 Gantt chart in a JavaScript application and demonstrates its basic features.

Dependencies

Following is the list of dependencies to use the Gantt with all features:

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-gantt
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-data
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-lists
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-calendars
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-layouts
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-richtexteditor
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-grids
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-treegrid

Setup for local environment

Refer to the following steps to setup your local environment:

Step 1: Create a root folder myapp for your application.

Step 2: Create myapp/resources folder to store local scripts and styles files.

Step 3: Create myapp/index.js and myapp/index.html files for initializing Essential JS 2 Gantt control.

Adding Syncfusion resources

The Essential JS 2 Gantt control can be initialized by using either of the following ways:

  • Using local script and style.
  • Using CDN link for script and style.

Using local script and style

You can get the global scripts and styles from the Essential Studio JavaScript (Essential JS 2) build installed location.

After installing the Essential JS 2 product build, you can copy the Gantt and its dependencies scripts and style file into the resources/scripts and resources/styles folder.

Refer to the following code to find the location of Gantt script and style file.

Syntax:

Script: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/16.4.40/Essential JS 2/ej2-gantt/dist/global/ej2-gantt.min.js

Styles: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/16.4.40/Essential JS 2/ej2-gantt/styles/material.css

After copying the files, then you can refer the gantt’s scripts and styles into the index.html file. The below html code example shows the minimal dependency for Gantt.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Gantt</title>
             <!-- Essential JS 2 gantt's dependent material theme -->
            <link href="resources/base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/richtexteditor/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
            <link href="resources/gantt/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 Gantt's dependent scripts -->
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-popups.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-dropdowns.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-calendars.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-layouts.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-richtexteditor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-grids.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-treegrid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Gantt's global script -->
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-gantt.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for Gantt  -->
             <div id="Gantt"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

Using CDN link, you can directly refer to the Gantt control’s script and style in the index.html.

Refer to the Gantt’s CDN links as follows.

Syntax:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-gantt/dist/global/ej2-gantt.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-gantt/styles/material.css

The below html code example shows the dependency of gantt.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Gantt</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 gantt's dependent material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-richtexteditor/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-gantt/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 Gantt's dependent scripts -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/dist/global/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-data/dist/global/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/dist/global/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/dist/global/ej2-popups.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/dist/global/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/dist/global/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/dist/global/ej2-dropdowns.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/dist/global/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/dist/global/ej2-calendars.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/dist/global/ej2-layouts.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-richtexteditor/dist/global/ej2-richtexteditor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/dist/global/ej2-grids.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-treegrid/dist/global/ej2-treegrid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Gantt's global script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-gantt/dist/global/ej2-gantt.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for Gantt  -->
             <div id="Gantt"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

The following located script and style file contains all the Syncfusion JavaScript (ES5) UI control resources in a single file.

Scripts: (installed location)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\JavaScript - EJ2{RELEASE_VERSION}\Web (Essential JS 2)\JavaScript\ej2\dist\ej2.min.js

Styles: (installed location)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\JavaScript - EJ2{RELEASE_VERSION}\Web (Essential JS 2)\JavaScript\ej2\material.css

Adding Gantt control

Now, you can add the Gantt control to the application. For getting started, add a div element to the Gantt control in index.html. Then, refer to the index.js file in the index.html file.

In this document context, ej2.min.js and material.css which includes all the Essential JS 2 components and its dependent scripts and theme files are used.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Gantt</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 all material theme -->
            <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
             <!-- Essential JS 2 all script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for Gantt  -->
             <div id="Gantt"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

Place the following code in the index.js.

var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: [
            {
                TaskID: 1,
                TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
                StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
                EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
                subtasks: [
                    { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
                    { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50  },
                    { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
                ]
            },
            {
                TaskID: 5,
                TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
                StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
                EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
                subtasks: [
                    { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                    { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                    { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 }
                ]
            },
        ],
        height: '450px',
        taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
            dependency: 'Predecessor',
            child: 'subtasks',
      }
});
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');

Binding Gantt with data

Bind data with the Gantt control by using the dataSource property. It accepts an array of JavaScript object or the DataManager instance.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Gantt</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 all material theme -->
            <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 all script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for gantt  -->
             <div id="Gantt"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

Place the following code in the index.js.

var ganttData = [
        {
            TaskID: 1,
            TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50  },
                { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
            ]
        },
        {
            TaskID: 5,
            TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 }
            ]
        },
    ];
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({dataSource: ganttData});
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');

Mapping task fields

The data source fields that are required to render the tasks are mapped to the Gantt control using the taskFields property.

var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: ganttData,
        height: '450px',
        taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
            dependency: 'Predecessor',
            child: 'subtasks',
      }
});
ganttChart.appendTo('#GanttChart');

Defining columns

Gantt has an option to define columns as an array. You can customize the Gantt columns using the following properties:

  • field: Maps the data source fields to the columns.
  • headerText: Changes the title of columns.
  • textAlign: Changes the alignment of columns. By default, columns will be left aligned. To change the columns to right align, set textAlign to right.
  • format: Formats the number and date values to standard or custom formats. Here, it is defined for the conversion of numeric values to currency.
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
    dataSource: ganttData,
    columns: [
            { field: 'TaskID', headerText: 'Task ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: '250' },
            { field: 'TaskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: '250' },
            { field: 'StartDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: '250' },
            { field: 'Duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: '250' },
            { field: 'Progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: '250', format: 'C' },
        ],
});
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');

Module injection

To create a Gantt with additional features, inject the required modules. The following modules are used to extend the Gantt’s basic functionality:

  • Edit: Inject this module to use the editing feature.
  • Filter: Inject this module to use the filtering feature.
  • Sort: Inject this module to use the sorting feature.

These modules should be injected into the Gantt using the ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject method.

Enable editing

The editing feature enables you to edit the tasks in the Gantt control. It can be enabled by using the editSettings.allowEditing and editSettings.allowTaskbarEditing properties.

The following editing options are available to update the tasks in Gantt:

  • Cell
  • Dialog
  • Taskbar
  • Connector line

Cell editing

Modify the task details through cell editing by setting the edit mode to Auto. Inject the Edit module as follows. If the Edit module is not injected, you cannot edit the cell when a grid cell is clicked.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Edit);

var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: GanttData,
		height:'450px',
		taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
            child: 'subtasks'
        },
		editSettings: {
           allowEditing: true,
		   mode:'Auto'
         }
     });
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Note: When the edit mode is set to Auto, you can change the cells to editable mode by double-clicking anywhere at the TreeGrid and edit the task details in the edit dialog by double-clicking anywhere at the chart.

Dialog editing

Modify the task details through dialog by setting the edit mode to Dialog. Inject the Edit module as follows. If the Edit module is not injected, you cannot edit the task details through the edit dialog.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Edit);

var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: GanttData,
		height:'450px',
		taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
            child: 'subtasks'
        },
		editSettings: {
           allowEditing: true,
		   mode:'Dialog'
         }
     });
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Note: In dialog editing mode, the edit dialog will appear while performing double-click action in both TreeGrid and chart sides.

Taskbar editing

Modify the task details through user interaction such as resizing and dragging the taskbar by enabling the allowTaskbarEditing property. Inject the Edit module as follows. If the Edit module is not injected, you cannot edit the task details while dragging the taskbar.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Edit);

var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: GanttData,
		height:'450px',
		taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
            child: 'subtasks'
        },
		editSettings: {
           allowTaskbarEditing:true
         }
     });
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Dependency editing

Modify the task dependencies using mouse interactions by enabling the allowTaskbarEditing property along with mapping the task dependency data source field to the dependency property.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Edit);

var ganttData = [
        {
            TaskID: 1,
            TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 0, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50  },
                { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4,Predecessor:"2FS", Progress: 50 },
            ]
        },
        {
            TaskID: 5,
            TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 0,Predecessor:"6SS", Progress: 50 }
            ]
        },
    ];
	
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
         dataSource: ganttData,
		 height:'450px',
		 taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
			dependency: 'Predecessor',
            child: 'subtasks'
        },
		editSettings: {
           allowTaskbarEditing:true
         }
     });
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Enable filtering

The filtering feature enables you to view the reduced amount of records based on filter criteria. Gantt provides the menu filtering support for each column. It can be enabled by setting the allowFiltering property to true along with injecting the Filter module as shown in the following code example. Filtering feature can also be customized using the filterSettings property.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Edit);

var ganttData = [
        {
            TaskID: 1,
            TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 0, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50  },
                { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4,Predecessor:"2FS", Progress: 50 },
            ]
        },
        {
            TaskID: 5,
            TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 0,Predecessor:"6SS", Progress: 50 }
            ]
        },
    ];
	
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
         dataSource: ganttData,
		 height:'450px',
		 taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
			dependency: 'Predecessor',
            child: 'subtasks'
        },
		editSettings: {
           allowTaskbarEditing:true
         }
     });
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Enable sorting

The sorting feature enables you to order the records. It can be enabled by setting the allowSorting property to true. Inject the Sort module as follows. If the Sort module is not injected, you cannot sort the records when a header is clicked. The sorting feature can be customized using the sortSettings property.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Sort);
var editingData = [
        {
            TaskID: 1,
            TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50  },
                { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
            ]
        },
        {
            TaskID: 5,
            TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 }
            ]
        },
    ];
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: editingData,
		height:'450px',
		columns: [
            { field: 'TaskID', headerText: 'Task ID', textAlign: 'Left', width: '100' },
            { field: 'TaskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: '250' },
            { field: 'StartDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: '150' },
            { field: 'Duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: '150' },
            { field: 'Progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: '150' },
          ],
		allowSorting: true,
        taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
            child: 'subtasks'
        }
});
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Enabling predecessors or task relationships

Predecessor or task dependency in the Gantt control is used to depict the relationship between the tasks.

  • Start to Start (SS): You cannot start a task until the dependent task starts.
  • Start to Finish (SF): You cannot finish a task until the dependent task finishes.
  • Finish to Start (FS): You cannot start a task until the dependent task completes.
  • Finish to Finish (FF): You cannot finish a task until the dependent task completes. You can show the relationship in tasks by using the dependency property as shown in the following code example.
Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
var ganttData = [
        {
            TaskID: 1,
            TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 0, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50  },
                { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4,Predecessor:"2FS", Progress: 50 },
            ]
        },
        {
            TaskID: 5,
            TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 0,Predecessor:"6SS", Progress: 50 }
            ]
        },
    ];
	
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
         dataSource: ganttData,
		 height:'450px',
		 taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
		    startDate: 'StartDate',
			dependency:'Predecessor',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
			child: 'subtasks',
        }
	 });
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Assigning resources

You can display and assign the resource for each task in the Gantt control. Create a collection of JSON object, which contains ID and name of the resource and assign it to the resources property. Map the resource ID and name with resourceIDMapping and resourceNameMapping properties, respectively.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
var ProjectResources= [
    { resourceId: 1, resourceName: 'Martin Tamer' },
    { resourceId: 2, resourceName: 'Rose Fuller' },
    { resourceId: 3, resourceName: 'Margaret Buchanan' },
    { resourceId: 4, resourceName: 'Fuller King' },
    { resourceId: 5, resourceName: 'Davolio Fuller' },
    { resourceId: 6, resourceName: 'Van Jack' },
    { resourceId: 7, resourceName: 'Fuller Buchanan' },
    { resourceId: 8, resourceName: 'Jack Davolio' },
    { resourceId: 9, resourceName: 'Tamer Vinet' },
    { resourceId: 10, resourceName: 'Vinet Fuller' },
    { resourceId: 11, resourceName: 'Bergs Anton' },
    { resourceId: 12, resourceName: 'Construction Supervisor' }
];
var GanttData = [
    {
        TaskID: 1,
        TaskName: 'Project initiation',
        StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
        EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
        subtasks: [
            {TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4,Progress: 50, resources: [1]},
            {TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4,Progress: 50, resources: [2, 3, 5]},
            {TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50 },
        ]
    },
    {
        TaskID: 5,
        TaskName: 'Project estimation',
        StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
        EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
        subtasks: [
            {TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'),Duration: 3, Progress: 50, resources: [4]},
            {TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'),Duration: 3, resources: [4, 8],Progress: 50},
            {TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'),Duration: 3, resources: [12, 5]
            }
        ]
    }]

var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
         dataSource: GanttData,
         taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
			resourceInfo: 'resources',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
			child: 'subtasks',
        },
		height:'450px',
		columns: [
            { field: 'TaskID', headerText: 'Task ID', textAlign: 'Left', width: '100' },
			{ field: 'resources', headerText: 'Resources', width: '250' },
            { field: 'TaskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: '250' },
			{ field: 'StartDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: '150' },
            { field: 'Duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: '150' },
            { field: 'Progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: '150' }
        ],
		resourceNameMapping: 'resourceName',
        resourceIDMapping: 'resourceId',
        resources: ProjectResources
	});
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Run the application

Now, run the index.html in the web browser, it will render the Essential JS 2 Gantt control

Output will be displayed as follows.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
ej.gantt.Gantt.Inject(ej.gantt.Edit, ej.gantt.Sort, ej.gantt.Filter);
var projectResources= [
    { resourceId: 1, resourceName: 'Martin Tamer' },
    { resourceId: 2, resourceName: 'Rose Fuller' },
    { resourceId: 3, resourceName: 'Margaret Buchanan' },
    { resourceId: 4, resourceName: 'Fuller King' },
    { resourceId: 5, resourceName: 'Davolio Fuller' },
    { resourceId: 6, resourceName: 'Van Jack' },
    { resourceId: 7, resourceName: 'Fuller Buchanan' },
    { resourceId: 8, resourceName: 'Jack Davolio' },
    { resourceId: 9, resourceName: 'Tamer Vinet' },
    { resourceId: 10, resourceName: 'Vinet Fuller' },
    { resourceId: 11, resourceName: 'Bergs Anton' },
    { resourceId: 12, resourceName: 'Construction Supervisor' }
];
var ganttData = [
        {
            TaskID: 1,
            TaskName: 'Project Initiation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 2, TaskName: 'Identify Site location', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 0, Progress: 50 },
                { TaskID: 3, TaskName: 'Perform Soil test', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4, Progress: 50, resources: [2, 3, 5]  },
                { TaskID: 4, TaskName: 'Soil test approval', StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'), Duration: 4,Predecessor:"2FS", Progress: 50 },
            ]
        },
        {
            TaskID: 5,
            TaskName: 'Project Estimation',
            StartDate: new Date('04/02/2019'),
            EndDate: new Date('04/21/2019'),
            subtasks: [
                { TaskID: 6, TaskName: 'Develop floor plan for estimation', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50, resources: [4] },
                { TaskID: 7, TaskName: 'List materials', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 3, Progress: 50, resources: [4, 8], },
                { TaskID: 8, TaskName: 'Estimation approval', StartDate: new Date('04/04/2019'), Duration: 0,Predecessor:"6SS", Progress: 50, resources: [12, 5] }
            ]
        },
    ];
var ganttChart = new ej.gantt.Gantt({
        dataSource: ganttData,
		height:'450px',
		taskFields: {
            id: 'TaskID',
            name: 'TaskName',
            startDate: 'StartDate',
			resourceInfo: 'resources',
            duration: 'Duration',
            progress: 'Progress',
			dependency: 'Predecessor',
            child: 'subtasks'
        },
		columns: [
            { field: 'TaskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: '100' },
            { field: 'TaskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: '250' },
            { field: 'StartDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: '150' },
			{ field: 'resources', headerText: 'Resources', width: '200' },
            { field: 'Duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: '150' },
            { field: 'Progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: '150' },
        ],
		resourceNameMapping: 'resourceName',
        resourceIDMapping: 'resourceId',
        resources: projectResources,
		allowSorting: true,
		editSettings: {
		   allowEditing:true,
           allowTaskbarEditing:true
         },
		allowFiltering: true
});
ganttChart.appendTo('#Gantt');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Gantt</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Gantt Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
       
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Gantt"></div>        
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Deploy the application

The Essential JS 2 Gantt control features are segregated into individual feature-wise modules. The Essential Studio JavaScript (Essential JS 2) build and CDN scripts contains code for all features used in Gantt and hence you should avoid to use them in production. You are strongly recommend to generate script files to use in production using the Syncfusion Custom Resource Generator(CRG) for Essential JS 2. CRG will allow you generate the bundled script for the currently enabled features in Gantt.