Gantt Chart Questions


I have a question concerning the gannt chart. So I have tasks on chart with estimations, but when I add a subtask the estimations change and the bar on the chart also. I wanna add subtasks and spent time for them but the bar and estimation should stay the same, only the progression of the main task should be affected.


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I'm Sergey from the YouTrack team.

When you enable time tracking, the estimation and spent time values are calculated the following way: the parent task's value is the sum of its subtasks' values. If for some reason that's not how you want it to work, then you have a few options:

  • disable the time tracking feature either in the respective project settings or globally. You can also just disable the estimation tracking by leaving the estimation field empty

  • use a different link type. By default, the calculations are based on the parent for → subtask of link. For example, on a Gantt chart, you can also visualize issue connections via a dependency link, which may be more suitable for your case


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