Doug Greer (CA PPM Solutions Architect) over at Rego Consulting along with Camille Pack (Rego's Expert Content Creator) recently got together to discuss CA PPM 14.2 performance and outlook. It's such a great read for everyone who shares the CA PPM space, so I thought I would get permission to re-publish the orginal blog post by Camille over at Rego Consulting.
That's right, GEL is the the necessary evil when it comes to CA PPM. Poorly written GEL scripts cause all sorts of issues that everyone wants to avoid. Just because you can do anything in GEL, doesn't mean that you should. >More
As new releases come out, there are always new Tips & Tricks to be shared with the CA PPM community. OOB Jaspersoft configuration for the CA PPM 14.2 release will not run properly as a Windows service, and we have the solution.
The Action Items XOG API was unpublished functionality that CA developed for CA Clarity PPM Version 12. We got our hands on it, and built an App to enable Action Item approval amongst other things from a mobile device.
We love to share, so here you go.
Updated June 12, 2022
One of the most common requests we receive over the years is to simplify data analysis in CA PPM. Reviewing actuals for a specific resource in CA PPM can sometimes require extensive clicks, that wastes too much time, especially if the level of detail the user wants is high.
In the last couple of months we’ve received various inquiries on the MSP connector provided by CA Technologies. The main problem that comes to mind are issues when trying to open the drop down menu under the project, to open in scheduler. Or to save back into CA PPM if the settings are not correct in NSA.
|There is a strange CA-PPM Studio behavior that allows to hide fields without a default value. It looks like some kind of non controlled action. It may happen as follows:
What will happen.
The attribute disappears from the view without a default value which is odd. The field configuration in the view will show the Hidden checkbox unchecked and read-only.
The good news is that it is reversible:
|In a Clarity PPM v13.3 environment we created a custom grid portlet based on the Project Object and configured a Gantt virtual field to show project start and finish dates along with baseline start and finish dates.When applying the filtering criteria including a specific OBS unit the results were pulled correctly, but they disappeared when navigating left or right in the Gantt virtual field timeline.
This was confirmed as a Clarity bug coded as CLRT-75423 - Results disappears after click on TSV left/right
The workaround is to click the Filter button again to make the results re-appear.
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|In a version 13.3 Clarity PPM environment, we setup a process escalation in a process step. The system was configured with a default value for the Due date attribute of the Action object.
I've been working in a custom process for a while in CA Clarity PPM v13.3. I found a strange behavior regarding the notification of the escalation that was set up.
Although the initial action works just fine, the email notification sent once, it is escalated and does not show any value.