ETC cannot be manually changed to 0 on the task assignments if the task is an Effort task (task ID = ~rmw). Once the ETC is updated to 0, when you click Save, the ETC reverts back to the previously set value.
Steps to Reproduce:
Prerequisite: Ensure 'Allow Effort Task Creation' is checked in PPM. To check this, go to Administration->Project Management->Settings, check the check box next to 'Allow Effort Task Creation' and save the change.
Expected Results: ETC value of 0 is saved
Actual Results: ETC value changes back to the previously set value
Note: Changes to the ETC for any value greater than 0 will be saved, this issue only happens when changing the ETC to 0.
Release: All PPM releases
Component: PPM Project Management
The ETC's for the assignments on the effort task are calculated based off of the allocations for the team members.
In order to change the ETC to 0 on an effort task, (aside from posting all ETCs as actual hours):
1. Change the allocation for the resource to 0 on the Team tab (for the entire project duration or at least the period where the resource still has ETC hours remaining)
2. Change the effort task into a regular task by changing the task ID of the effort task from ~rmw to something different. If autonumbering is being used, the task ID will be read only in the Clarity UI, but it can be changed by opening the project in either Microsoft Project or Open Workbench and editing the ID there.