PERT Chart Quick Start

Getting Started

To get started with PERT Chart follow these simple steps and you will get your first web PERT chart in a minute.

Include AnyChart

Include the JavaScript file in the <head> section of your web page – visit the download page for those or use CDN as shown below:

<head>
    <script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-core.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-pert.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

Create a Container

Add a block-based HTML element into your page, set the id, width and height attributes. AnyChart charting library uses 100% of the container if other behaviour is not specified.

<body>
    <div id="container" style="width: 500px; height: 400px;"></div>
</body>

Prepare the Data

There are two ways to set data for PERT charts, both based on Anychart Data Tree Model: nodes and connections between them can be set either simultaneously or separately, in two sets of data. In this sample, the first way is shown:

// data
var data = [
    {id: "1", duration: 1, name: "Task A"},
    {id: "2", duration: 4, name: "Task B"},
    {id: "3", duration: 3, name: "Task C"},
    {id: "4", duration: 1, name: "Task D"},
    {id: "5", duration: 2, name: "Task AD", dependsOn: ["1", "4"]},
    {id: "6", duration: 2, name: "Task BC", dependsOn: ["2", "3"]}
];

Look through the Data article for more information about setting and managing the data.

Create the Chart

Add the JavaScript tag <script> with the following code anywhere in the page. This code example uses JavaScript API to create a chart, but you also can use JSON, XML and CSV.

<script>
anychart.onDocumentReady(function () {
	   
// data
var data = [
	{id: "1", duration: 1, name: "Task A"},
	{id: "2", duration: 4, name: "Task B"},
	{id: "3", duration: 3, name: "Task C"},
	{id: "4", duration: 1, name: "Task D"},
	{id: "5", duration: 2, name: "Task AD", dependsOn: ["1", "4"]},
	{id: "6", duration: 2, name: "Task BC", dependsOn: ["2", "3"]}
];

// create a PERT chart
chart = anychart.pert();

// set chart data
chart.data(data, "asTable");

// set the title of the chart
chart.title("PERT Chart");

// set the container id for the chart
chart.container("container");

// initiate drawing the chart
chart.draw();
});
</script>

See the Result

After all these steps you should have the following result. This example, like any other on our site, can be launched and explored using AnyChart Playground.

JsFiddle Playground

Full Source Code

You can copy this to a file on your computer and open it in your browser to display the PERT Chart shown above:

<!doctype html>
<html>
  <head>
    <script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-core.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-pert.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <style>
      html, body, #container {
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="container"></div>
    <script>
	anychart.onDocumentReady(function () {
		   
		// data
		var data = [
		    {id: "1", duration: 1, name: "Task A"},
		    {id: "2", duration: 4, name: "Task B"},
		    {id: "3", duration: 3, name: "Task C"},
		    {id: "4", duration: 1, name: "Task D"},
		    {id: "5", duration: 2, name: "Task AD", dependsOn: ["1", "4"]},
		    {id: "6", duration: 2, name: "Task BC", dependsOn: ["2", "3"]}
		];

		// create a PERT chart
		chart = anychart.pert();

		// set chart data
		chart.data(data, "asTable");

		// set the title of the chart
		chart.title("PERT Chart");

		// set the container id for the chart
		chart.container("container");

		// initiate drawing the chart
		chart.draw();
	});
    </script>
  </body>
</html>