Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Timeline web part in SharePoint 2013

In this post we will discuss how to add timeline web part into a SharePoint page in SharePoint 2013. Also you can check:
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Timeline webpart is a new web part added into SharePoint 2013. The Timeline web part provides the timeline without the Summary or Quick Edit links. The Timeline web part provides the ability to move the layout of the tasks.

To add a timeline web pat to a page follow below steps:

- Edit the SharePoint page and then from the Ribbon click on Insert Tab and from there click on Web Part icon.

- This will open the webpart categories page, where it will show list of webparts. From there select the "Content Rollup" category. In this category select "Timeline" web part and then click on Add as shown in the fig below.

- This will add the timeline web part to the page successfully.

- Then we need to give a datasource to the timeline web part. The data source can come from other site collections also. This data source url is nothing but a task list url.

- To give the datasource url, edit the timeline web part and then in the Data Source section, give the data source url in the Select the data source to connect to the timeline. Here we need to select the task list url.

- It will look like below:

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