Work

Work is the total labor hours necessary to complete a task, and its value depends on the number of resources assigned to the task and the duration of the task. Work can be measured in hours, days and minutes, and it is measured in ‘hours’ scale by default and this can be changed by using the work-unit property.

The below code snippet explains how to change work-unit property in Gantt.

  • cshtml
  • <ej-gantt id="ganttSample" datasource="ViewBag.datasource"
            //...
            work-unit="Minute">
        </ejGantt>

    Note:

    • Work will be displayed as 0 hours if there is no resource assigned to the task.
    • A resource will work 8 hours a day on the task assigned.

    Task type

    The work, duration and resource unit fields of a task depends upon each other values and will change automatically on editing any one of these fields. But we can also set these field’s values as constant using the taskType property. The following values can be set to the type property,

    Fixed Duration - Duration task field will remain constant while updating resource unit or work field.

    Fixed Work - Work field will remain constant while updating resource unit or duration fields.

    Fixed Unit - Resource units will remain constant while updating duration or work field.

    The following code snippet explains how to set task-type property in Gantt,

  • cshtml
  • <ej-gantt id="ganttSample" datasource="ViewBag.datasource"
            //...
            task-type="FixedWork">
        </ejGantt>

    Following table explains how the work, duration and resource unit fields will gets updated on changing any of the fields

    Task Type Changes in Duration Changes in Work Changes in Resource units
    Fixed Duration Work field updates Resource unit updates Work field updates
    Fixed Work Resource unit updatesNote: For manually scheduled task work will update Duration field updatesNote: For manually scheduled task resource unit updates Duration will updateNote: For manually scheduled task work field updates
    Fixed Unit Work field updates Duration field updatesNote: For manually scheduled task resource unit updates Duration will updateNote: For manually scheduled task work field updates

    Note:

    • Fixed Unit is the default taskType in Gantt.
    • The above calculations are not applicable for Milestones.

    Effort driven tasks

    The effortDriven field is used to define whether the total labor hours or the work need to split or to be extended among the resources when adding or removing a resource to a task.

    Note:

    • Effort driven field is effective only on adding or removing a resource in a task

    The below table illustrates the effects of effort driven field with task-type property

    Task Type Effort driven tasks Task without effort driven
    Fixed Duration Resource unit updates Work field updates
    Fixed Work Duration field updatesNote: For Fixed Work effort driven is always true.In this task type the effort driven field is non-editable Not applicable
    Fixed Unit Duration field updates Work field updates

    Notes:

    • The above calculations will not be considered for Milestones.
    • For manually scheduled task effort driven will not be considered while adding or removing resources.
    • For manually scheduled task the taskType and effortDriven fields are non-editable.
    • When assigning a first resource for the task the effortDriven and taskType fields are not considered, the work field alone will be calculated.

    The following screen shot depicts the work, task type and effort driven fields in Gantt.