The Gantt block is part of Airtable Blocks, a Pro plan feature. Blocks let you extend the functionality of your bases: you can use blocks to bring new information into Airtable, visualize and summarize your records in colorful ways, and even directly integrate your Airtable bases with your favorite apps.
With the Gantt block, you can visualize a schedule of related activities over time—like tasks, projects, or events—on a Gantt chart. You can use it for project management, production timelines, or resource management.
A Gantt chart is a type of horizontal bar chart that uses bars to visualize a schedule of certain activities (tasks, projects, events, resource expenditures, etc.) over time. The length and position of each bar shows the start date, end date, and duration of each activity, and the bars are stacked into rows in such a way that you can easily see at a glance which activities overlap and for how long.
In many cases, a project plan or schedule will require that activities be performed in a certain order (for example, a particular contract needs to be signed before construction can begin). A Gantt chart will let you visualize how different activities depend on each other with arrows (called dependencies) connecting the different bars.
You can use a Gantt chart to:
- manage tasks within a single project
- manage many projects over a long period of time
- visualize how people or other resources can be deployed on a schedule