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Task level "ETC (COST)" attribute not updating


Article ID: 224634


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Clarity PPM SaaS Clarity PPM On Premise


In Classic Clarity, ETC Cost and Allocation Cost display only zero values in the Projects although the 'Update Earned Value and Cost Totals' job has been run. Also from the Project - Task list page, the 'Update Cost Totals' Action has been run but it's not picking the rates from the nbi_proj_res_rates_and_costs' table. 'nbi_proj_res_rates_and_costs' table is correctly populated resource rates.

This has been reported as DE62472 and has to do with the specific setup of the rate matrix dates as they relate to the project/team/assignments.  

On both allocation and assignment, if there is only 1 segment the cost is 0. If there are more than 1 segments the costs calculate correctly. We also observed that if you have more than one segment but the values are the same, for instance on allocations the % allocation = 50% on all the segment rows the costs still show as 0. When we change the default allocation with more than one segment already showing the segments do not shrink back to 1, they stay broken out but all show the same allocation %. This also makes the cost revert to 0. The only way to have the costs (allocation and ETC) is to have more than one segment.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Create a rate matrix with 3 rows:
    • 1/1/1900 – 12/31/2020 [rate1]
    • 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021 [rate2]
    • 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2030 [rate3]
  2. Create a project and task that goes from 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021 and assign the task
  3. Assign the rate matrix to your new project
  4. Run the rate matrix extraction job
  5. On the task list, make sure ETC and ETC (Cost) are both configured to show
  6. On the task list page, hit ‘Update Cost Totals’

Expected results: a cost is displayed

Actual Results: 0.00 for cost

  1. Go to the assignment and edit one period of ETC in the TSV
  2. Go back to the task list and again hit ‘Update Cost Totals’

Expected Results: a cost is displayed

Actual Results: you get a cost

  1. Edit the total ETC on the task list page and hit ‘Update Cost Totals’

Expected Results: a cost is displayed

Actual Results: 0.00 for cost again

It appears that if the rate matrix doesn’t have that ‘future’ row, the cost will always be calculated correctly.


Release : 15.9.3 specific



  • This is DE62472, fixed in 16.0
  • After upgrade, run Update Earned Value and Cost Totals again to fix the ETC Cost

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