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Folder Column Data Type as a Time Frame field

How to set a folder's column data type as a Time Frame. Time Frame columns can be utilized to graphically represent several elements of a gantt task. Data such as Lead Times, Progress Percentage, Start and End dates, Start and End Weeks, Started or Finished Late, Is Currently Late.
1) Select Time Frame from the Type menu of the column poppup context menu.
2) Double click a cell defined as a Time Frame to specify its progress percentage value. The progress percentage is a relationship of progress to its defined Segements between its start and end. For example, a Time Frame defined with 7 Segments between its start and end points will show 50% at its middle segment. The percentage snaps to its closes segment for the defined value. All other graphical elements of the Time Frame are controlled by data entered within other columns.
Review the Advanced Settings below to learn how to control the graphical parts of the Time Frame.

Advanced Settings
How to define advanced general settings for Time Frame column types
Select Advanced from the column poppup context menu to view the advanced General tab for the column
The Segment Column is the column name that will contain the number of percentage segment tick marks between the start and end of the time frame.
The Is Late Column is the column name that will contain a value of True or False (A defined Checkbox column for example). When this column's value is True a red (!) will be placed next to the percentage display within the Time Frame to represent the task is late.
The Start Column is the column name that will contain the text to display at the beginning of the Time Frame. This could represent the starting week of a task, 1 as shown in the image above.
The Started Late Column is the column name that will contain a value of True or False (A defined Checkbox column for example). When this column's value is True a red (!) will be placed next to the defined Start Column text within the Time Frame to represent the task started late.
The End Column is the column name that will contain the text to display at the end of the Time Frame. This could represent the ending week of a task, 20 as shown in the image above.
The Ended Late Column is the column name that will contain a value of True or False (A defined Checkbox column for example). When this column's value is True a red (!) will be placed next to the defined End Column text within the Time Frame to represent the task ended late.
The Show Lower Panel checkbox setting defines whether or not to display the lower half of the Time Frame. The lower half is defined as the blue horizontal line and below as shown in the image above.
The Lower Panel Start Column is the column name that will contain the text to display at the beginning of the Time Frame's lower panel. This could represent the starting day/month of a task, 5/25 as shown in the image above.
The Lower Panel End Column is the column name that will contain the text to display at the end of the Time Frame's lower panel. This could represent the ending day/month of a task, 10/12 as shown in the image above.
The Lower Panel Center Column is the column name that will contain the text to display in the center of the Time Frame's lower panel. This could commicate a status, as shown in the image above for a red dot, could display weeks, days, hours for representing what format the task is defined as, or anything you choose.
You can specify a color for the percentage line by changing the cell's background color programmatically or within the Extended Panel's formatting tab.
In summary, a Time Frame column can be a very powerful tool. It can be manually defined or programmatically defined and customized for complex team driven task management. Column permissions can be set to enable cross functional teams the ability to view and edit information they are responsible for. Additional customizations could be defined, such as email triggers to initate workflow of predecessor tasks, notifications of tasks being late, and much, much more.

Example of Time Frame settings