Tasks and Gantt of Sub-projects showing Status of Not Started and 90% Complete

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Article ID: 209316

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Clarity PPM On Premise Clarity PPM SaaS

Issue/Introduction

The Status and % Complete of the Subproject Proxy tasks in the parent project are not always in sync with the Progress and % Complete on the actual subproject. Using the Manual option for % Complete Calculation Method allows the user to have combinations of % Complete and Progress on the Sub-project that would not otherwise be valid based on the relational rules of a regular task.  This can cause the Proxy Task's Status to be out of sync with what is really on the Sub Project's Progress.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE: 

  1. Create a Master Project (it does not matter what the % Complete Calculation Method is set for the master) 
  2. Create a Sub Project and set the % Complete Calculation Method to Manual and associate to the Master Project 
  3. On the Master Project, take note of the Proxy Task for the Sub Project = Not Started / 0% 
  4. Manually update only the Sub Project's % Complete = 45% 
  5. Go back to the Master Project's Task list and look at the Proxy Task 
    • Expected Results:  % Complete = 45%, Progress = Not Started.  
    • Actual Results: % Complete = 45%, Progress = Started. 
    • The Progress changed because the proxy task is using the regular task relational rules for the two fields. 
  6. Manually update the Sub Project's Progress = Completed 
    •  Expected Results:  % Complete = 45%, Progress = Completed.  
    •  Actual Results: % Complete = 45%, Progress = Started. 
    •  The Progress field did not change when the user changed the progress on the Sub Project. 

Cause

This is caused by: DE59681

Environment

Release : 15.9, 15.9.1

Component : CA PPM SAAS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Resolution

Targeted to be fixed in 15.9.2

Workaround: Update the % Complete of the subproject at the project level to trigger an update to the proxy task. The task status will update as well based on the % Complete (not necessarily off of the progress set at the project level).