Custom attribute as a Swimlane or Color by field in Roadmaps?

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Article ID: 209231

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Clarity PPM On Premise Clarity PPM SaaS

Issue/Introduction

Is there a way to use a custom attribute as a swimlane grouping or color by field in a roadmap? If this is possible, does this work for Multi Valued Lookups (MVL) where there is a one (project) to many lookup values relationship?

Environment

Release : All Supported

Component : CA PPM PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Resolution

For a single value Custom attribute, it is possible to add in both Swimlanes and color in roadmaps.

  • The one thing you just want to make sure is that you have synced those projects at least one time in the roadmap after importing them to the roadmap, so the custom attribute values sync over.
  • To set the colors for the lookup values:
    1. Go to the attribute in Classic Clarity
    2. Scroll down to the Display Mappings section of the attribute
    3. For each lookup value, select a color under the color column, enter a Description and then select the applicable lookup value from the Value drop down field.

For Multi Valued Lookups it isn't possible to include the attribute in swimlanes or color by. The only workaround would be to create a local or global picklist using single lookup value functionality and pick one value from the MVL to copy into the new picklist/attribute created for each roadmap item.

Additional Information

See also Clarity: Top-Down Planning with Roadmaps