There may be several important dates that call for special care and attention. You can highlight them using a marker, whatever they may be: from an important external event to a deadline, you name it. Once highlighted, they'll become instantly visible to all users with access to the App and appropriate security roles to view the Box content.

Markers can only be viewed using the App, and when you add a marker, it will be visible on the timeline of the following modules:

  • Overview
  • Gantt
  • Board
  • Roadmap
  • Calendar

With live synchronization and various colors to choose from, you can make your timeline a complete source of information for everyone.

Security and Configuration

  • To add, edit and remove markers, you need at least the Box editor security role.
  • To enable LiveSync, go to Jira Administration > Manage Apps > BigPicture Configuration > General > Live sync, and scroll down to Markers section. Finally, activate "Enable live-sync on markers". This requires Jira admin permission.  Once LiveSync on, new Markers will be instantly displayed in the Gantt module. This way, every viewer will know all the important dates.

Displaying Markers

The Board, Roadmap, and Calendar modules display markers by default. To see markers in the Gantt module, you need to enable them first. To do this, click on the timeline options button ". . ." in the top-right corner of the timeline and put a checkmark next to markers in the dialog box.

Click on the marker to expand it or hover over it to display additional information:


Markers in sub-Boxes

Markers are inherited by sub-Boxes so that all the important dates are clearly visible to users. However, creating a marker when working with a sub-Box will not show in the upper-level Box.

Current Date Marker

The current date is indicated with a purple marker which you can not edit. It's graphically represented by a circle outline with a dot at the center.

Adding Custom Markers 

Gantt Module

To add a new marker, hover your mouse above the timeline date area, and a blue indicator with a plus icon will appear. Now, click to open a dialog box for adding markers. Make sure that the markers are enabled first. Here's how to add a marker on Friday 5th :


You can color-code custom markers to differentiate between types of events. Use various colors, adjust the dates, and include additional information to make sure that everyone knows everything about the event:

Actions

Hovering a mouse cursor over a marker - to display marker details (date, name, and description)

Left-click - to unfold/collapse a marker

Right-click - to make the dropdown menu

  • Editing an existing marker
  • Viewing the list for markers with the same date (own markers - editable and inherited markers - uneditable)
  • Adding a new marker
  • Deleting a marker

Board and Roadmap Modules

To add a marker using the Board or Roadmap Modules, click on the timeline when the '+' appears:

You can color-code custom markers to differentiate between types of events. Use various colors, adjust the dates, and include additional information to make sure that everyone knows everything about the event:

Additional actions available in the Board and Roadmap Modules

Left-click - to unfold/collapse a marker

Right-click - to edit an existing marker



Overview Module

Timeline markers can be displayed and modified in the Overview module.

Editing and deleting markers

To edit a marker, right-click on it and select edit to change:

  • Name
  • Color
  • Date
  • Additional description

To delete a marker, right-click on it and select 'delete.'