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Hierarchy Timeline: Smart Periods do not work correctly if Fiscal Periods do not exist


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Hierarchy Timeline Smart Periods do not work correctly if Fiscal Periods do not exist for the current period/year in the Default Entity.


  1. Set up Weekly Fiscal Periods in the Default Entity, in Classic, for 2017 only 
  2. Go to the Hierarchy timeline
  3. Click on View Options and set the following:
    1. For Per-Period Metrics, select one or more per period metrics values (IE Allocation)
    2. Periods = Weeks
    3. Start Period = Current Period
    4. End Period = End of Current Year

Expected Results: Toast error message Fiscal periods of the requested period type for the plan duration do not exist is displayed as you see in modules such as Assignments. 

Actual Results: No error message is displayed, and the periods for 2017 are displayed (which is not expected for the period selected). 




Release: Clarity 16.0

Component: Hierarchies


Fixed in 16.0.1

Workaround: Create appropriate fiscal periods within the Default Entity. The periods do NOT have to be active for them to appear. 

Additional Information

See also: Staffing Smart Periods show wrong periods when fiscal periods are missing