Uneven Roadmap Layout When Fiscal Quarter Periods Starts From 1st August

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Issue/Introduction

Roadmap layout is becoming uneven where first and last column are getting wider than average column width when fiscal quarters are set to start from 1st August and ends on 31st July. The first and last quarters in the roadmap are disproportionate compared to other quarters.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Login to CA PPM 
  2. Create 2 new OBS Types for use as a Department & Location in a new Entity
  3. Go to Administrator -> Set Up -> Entity - Create new Entity
  4. Go to Fiscal Periods tab to create new Fiscal Periods
    Create quarter periods which starts from 1st August 2018 
           a. First quarter  name Q1 FY2019 starts from 1st August to 31st october 2018 
           b. Second quarter name Q2 FY2019 starts from 1st Nov 2018 to 31 Jan 2019 
           c. Third quarter name Q3 FY2019 starts from 1st Feb 2019 to 30th April 2019 
           d. Fourth quarter name Q4 FY2019 starts from 1st May 2019 to 31st July 2019
           e. Create an Annual Fiscal Period that covers this date range
  5. Mark this as the DEFAULT ENTITY
  6. Go to Modern UX -> Roadmaps -> Create a New Roadmap
  7. In the Roadmap Timeline View Options - choose the TYPE = QUARTERS
  8. In View Options - Add 'In Plan' for the swimlanes

Expected Results: Quarterly periods in the roadmap have average column width

Actual Results: Uneven roadmap Layout, first and last columns are wider than other Quarterly period columns 

Cause

This issue has been reported to Engineering as DE50766.

Environment

Release : 15.6

Component : CA PPM SAAS STUDIO

Resolution

This issue has been reviewed by Engineering and it has been determined that this is not a defect.

If the time-span (here total fiscal period) spreads over 2 calendar years, the available space (width) is first divided equally between two years. Then again for each year, the space (width) is subdivided into equal quarters.

Now say you have only one fiscal period (quarter) in the first calendar year and remaining in the other.

So now the first calendar year is having only one quarter instead of 4 quarters. Hence the leading white space indicates that you don't have any task defined in that period of time.

Same logic also holds for the trailing white space.