I have a list with a few dates per record.
I'd like to create a page with a timeline that shows these dates.
The labels would be something like 'title date1'.
And a filter to show only recent dates (f.e. the last 3 dates + next 10 dates).

Is this possible?
I did find how to create a timeline based on tasks; but we don't use the tasks like that.
I guess I could create a task for every date and based on that create a timeline; but that seems like a lot of trouble?

  • Are you looking for a programmatic solution or something out of the box?
    – grisha
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 8:17
  • I'm dying to learn about programming; but right now I know some javascript and that's it. So I'm looking for something out of the box or with minimal programming necessary.
    – Brtrnd
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 12:09

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Then I think Tasks with Timeline are the most viable option here. You have some edit and customization possibilities: enter image description here source: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Change-the-appearance-of-the-timeline-7e992704-2cf5-4c08-8f49-6a7bb5c92e2c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Another option (not really much different from the first one) is a Timeline webpart: enter image description here

Please check out also this How to use timeline webpart article.

If the issue with tasks is that you do not want to display them, but just the timeline alone, then this is possible as per instructions here.

If adding the tasks is cumbersome, you can try adding them by bulk using either datasheet view (check out this post) or by Powershell like described in the article here.

  • The timeline sounds really interesting; but I only have "content search" and "project summary" in my content rollup category. The site was in dutch, i changed the language to english; but still nothing to see. (sharepoint online part of o365 subscription)
    – Brtrnd
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 10:19
  • This webpart IS available for SharePoint Online. It is available by default for Teamsites, Community, Blog as well as Publishing sites. What template are you using? Is it perhaps a Project Online site? Did you disable some features?
    – grisha
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 11:13
  • I've just created new subsites: Teamsite & community; same problem: i don't see the timeline option. I should be admin on the whole sharepoint; the main site is Dutch; but I created the subsites in english.
    – Brtrnd
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 11:29
  • What subscription is it? E3?
    – grisha
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 11:31
  • Users are mixed business premium & E3; I have an E3 license.
    – Brtrnd
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 11:36

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