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When clicking the binocular for the Department field, no values Display


Article ID: 9179


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Clarity PPM On Premise


When clicking the binocular (browse) icon for the Department field, no values display for some users. 

Steps to Reproduce:

Prerequisite: Ensure the Department attribute is added to the project properties page

1. Click on a project

2. Click on the browse (binocular) icon next to the Department field

Expected Results: To see the list of Departments available in PPM

Actual Results: No Departments are available.


This issue applies to Clarity 4.4 and higher


  • This can be due to a design change as of Clarity PPM 14.4 that enhanced security constraints on dynamic system lookups.
  • Additional access is now required for these lookups. 


To provide the user with access to all Departments, grant the access right Department - View - All at the Global level. 

1. Go to Administration->Resources and click on the Resource

2. Select the 'Resource's Access Rights' tab then 'Global'

3. Click 'Add'

4. Filter on the 'Department - View - All' access right

5. Check the check box next 'Department - View - All' and click 'Add'


  • To grant this access to multiple users, a group can be created and the access can then be added to the group
  • To limit the user's access to view only certain Departments, grant the access at the Instance level (select Object: Department) 

Additional Information

  • If the above solution doesn't help, see KB: 187487 - Known OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure) KBs (including missing OBSs)
  • See KB: 141061 for tips on how to optimize use of Self Service for Clarity PPM