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eata
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one of the projects lists twice on search project screen

Hello;

One of the project list two times on search project results screen.

How can I prevent it?

is there any idea? We are using PPM 7.5 with SP6

 

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dirkf
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Re: one of the projects lists twice on search project screen

Hi Eata,

 

looks like a known issue:

 

Multiple workplans created when the 'Create new workplan' link is clicked repeatedly in quick succession on a project

To reproduce:

1. Create a new project
2. Click on the 'Create new workplan' link multiple times in quick succession.
3. After a new workplan was created, click Done and return to the project
4. Go and search for the name of this newly created proejct.

You will find that multiple projects appear in your search results. There is never a particular number of extra created workplans but there's always more than one, in both PPM 7.5 and 8.01. This also means that users can go and fill out timesheets for these extra workplans that shouldn't really exist.

There is no fix at this time as it is being worked on, but it's very complicated code that handles this section with mutiple impact areas.

Workaround 1:
Run the query below to invalidate the duplicate workplans:

update pm_work_plans set is_active_flag = 'N' where work_plan_id = ;
commit;

Alternatively Workaround:
It is also possible to completely remove the duplicated workplan(s) from the UI. Just hit the following URL and from the "Actions" drop down button, click "Delete Work Plan".

Let's find out if it helps.

Best regards,

Dirk

AlexSavencu
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Re: one of the projects lists twice on search project screen

Hello, Dirk,

 

is there a defect opened in HP for this issue?

 

Do you know if this is fixed in 9.12?

 

cheers

alex


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dirkf
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Re: one of the projects lists twice on search project screen

Hi Alex,

 

from what I understand, the issue is not part of a defect in respect to PPM code but rather dirty data due to pressing a 'save'-button in rapid succession.  Thus no defect created at the time these issues were submitted.

 

This doesn't only occur on workplans, I've actually seen this also on submitting financial summary lines. I believe at least for the latter, the migration from 8.0x to 9.1x should have a change to the behavior in the way that PPM behaves if an 'impatient' or fidgety user presses save several times rapidly. Chances are that the way the 'save'-button is handled in FinSums will also affect workplans but I cannot be sure.

 

Hope this helps a little.

 

Best regards,

Dirk

AlexSavencu
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Re: one of the projects lists twice on search project screen

Hello, Dirk,

 

yes it helps, thanks a lot.

 

cheers

alex


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