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Updating the Status of a Task under a Program

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Article ID: 45739

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Clarity PPM On Premise

Issue/Introduction

When a project is added as a subproject of a program, this creates a proxy task on the task list of the Program. However, the status of this task is not editable. 


How is the status of the subproject updated on the task list of the program then?

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Environment

Release: All PPM releases

Component: CA PPM PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Resolution

The status of the subproject proxy task on the Program will only update when the % Complete of the subproject itself is updated at the project level. How the % Complete is updated depends on the % Complete Calculation Method on the subproject. 

  • If the % Complete Calculation Method is set to Duration or Effort on the subproject, the % Complete value will update when the 'Update % Complete' job runs.
  • If the % Complete Calculation is set to 'Manual', the % Complete value can be updated manually on the project properties page of the subproject. 


Once the % Complete is updated on the subproject itself, the status of the subproject proxy task on the Program will update based on that percentage: 

     a) When the subproject % Complete = 0%, the Status will display as Not Started on the program's task list.

     b) When the subproject % Complete = > 0% but < 100%, the Status will display as Started on the program's task list.

     c) When the subproject % Complete = 100%, the Status will display as Completed on the program's task list.