Clarity Release Notes

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The Release Notes provide release-specific information such as new features, enhancements to an existing feature, fixed issues, and known issues. Release Notes help you plan for a new installation or upgrade to the on-premise or SaaS edition of
Clarity
.
To learn how the feature might impact your upgrade from an earlier release, see the Change Impact and Upgrade Guide.
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Clarity
Usability Enhancements

Group By Functionality Displays Aggregations for TSV Columns
When you use the Group By capability in the Staff Grid, the Assignments Grid, or the Financials grid, you will be able to view the totals for all the TSV’s available in the grid. Let’s consider an example where we have added the Remaining Allocation and Remaining Availability, TSV’s to the Staff Grid. When you group by Booking Status, you will be able to see the total aggregated values for Remaining Allocation and Remaining Availability for resources with Soft, Hard, and Mixed booking status.
Upgrade Action
: The Time Slicing Group By job has been introduced in this release. This job allows you to leverage the SQL curve technology introduced in
Clarity
to significantly improve the handling of time-phased data. You will now be able to view time-phased data without the restrictive time windows available in Classic PPM. The SQL curve technology also allows you to aggregate time-phased data by using the Group-By functionality in
Clarity
. It also enables
Clarity
to display the remaining availability for all resources (resource availability - resources aggerated allocations across investments ) in the Staff grid across investments. The first time the Time-Slicing-Group-By job runs, it may take some time (depending on data) before
Clarity
will display per-period metrics or support Group By aggregation.
Broadcom has identified a GCP SaaS operations performance issue related to this feature. As a result, the
feature has been disabled for GCP SaaS customers
and will be reintroduced in an upcoming release. Clarity On-Premise and Clarity AWS SaaS customers are unaffected by this issue and can continue to use this feature.
  • Custom TSVs are not visible in this release of
    Clarity
    . They are still visible only in Classic PPM.
  • All per-period metrics represented in the Staff, Assignments, and Financials modules for Projects, Ideas, and Custom Investments are using the SQL curve technology which extracts data from their corresponding BLOBs.
  • Administrators do not need to manually run the Time-Slicing Group-By job as part of an upgrade or fresh installation.
  • The Time-Slicing-Group-By job is non-concurrent with Time Slicing (legacy) job.
  • The SQL curve technology is not used in the Staffing workspace.
  • The Time Slicing Group By job is scheduled to run every five minutes in your environment. If you do not execute this job in your environment, you may not see accurate metric data in the Staff, Assignments, and Financials modules for Projects, Ideas, and Custom Investments.
For more information on the Time-Slicing Group-By job, see Clarity Jobs Reference
The cards in the Board layout have been enhanced to ensure that the investment instance will open only when you click the card title. In previous releases, the investment instance even when you could click the empty space below the card title.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. The behavior has been enhanced to ensure you can click the card title to navigate to the investment instance or click the card and use the DETAILS panel to update information.
For more information on using the Board layout, see Common Components
Support for Rich Text Format (RTF) Attribute
You can now add rich text attributes for an object or subobject in
Clarity
. For example, a project manager can use RTF to create a project summary to highlight the project milestones and key achievements. Portfolio Managers and CIOs can navigate to this supplementary information with one click and remember what they've read. For more information on the Rich Text Format attribute, see Large String – Rich Text attributes and Add an Attribute.
  • The attributes with rich text format are not supported in Data Warehouse and Jaspersoft.
  • The Living Status Reports render rich text format content in the PDF preview.
Upgrade Actions
: No action required.
Actual Transactions Grid
In the Financials modules, along with the Cost Plans, Budget Plans, and Benefit Plans, you can now see the
Actual Transactions
grid. This grid is non-editable and displays the actual costs posted through transactions for an investment by transaction date, quantity, cost, and currency information. With the Actual Transactions grid, a financial manager can:
  • Better understand an investment’s financial visibility.
  • View the list of transactions that are posted and an overall summary of all the transactions associated with the investment in a single place.
  • Compare transaction currency amounts to converted currency amounts by task and resource.
For more information, see the Actual Transactions grid in Projects, Custom Investments, and Ideas.
  • The actuals transaction amounts are stored in five currency types. However, you can see it in your home currency.
Upgrade Actions
: No action required.
Advanced Filter Options (including Null Selector)
You can now use advanced filter options to refine search criteria and get specific results based on your need. Depending on the type of attribute that you choose to filter on, you get various operators such as, Is Equal To, Is Not Equal To, Is Empty, Is Not Empty, and so on. For example, if you want to filter projects that do not have a manager assigned, select the Manager attribute in the Filter and select the "Is Empty" operator.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. After you upgrade to
Clarity
15.9.1
, your existing filters will continue to work, as they will be set to the default operator for the corresponding data type. For example, if your existing filter is on a string attribute, the operator will be set to "Contains". 
For more information on using filters, see Common Components.
Visual Indicator for Locked Attributes
Clarity
now displays a visual indication (lock icon) whenever an attribute is locked by a process. The attribute is greyed out so that users understand that they cannot edit it. Many customers use
Clarity
workflows to define an approval process for object instances such as projects and ideas. As a part of the approval process, customers often lock sensitive attributes at various stages of the process.
Clarity
now displays a visual indicator to users that the attribute is locked so that they don’t try to edit it.
  • The lock icon is displayed on the Properties page and the DETAILS panel. It is not displayed in the Grid layout and the user will not know an attribute is locked till they try to edit it.
  • When an attribute is locked by a process, the screen needs to be refreshed to see the lock icon.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. After you upgrade to
Clarity
15.9.1
, all the attributes that are locked will have a lock icon next to them in the DETAILS panel and the Properties page.
Tasks are Sorted Based on WBS in Project Status
The Tasks widget in the Project Status page is now sorted based on the Work Breakdown Structure of tasks instead of alphabetical order. This change helps you view the status of the parent and child tasks together in a single view. For more information, see Clarity: Measure Progress and Publish Project Status Reports.
Upgrade Impact:
No action required. After you upgrade, the existing Task widgets in your Project Status page will be automatically sorted based on WBS.
Accessibility Enhancements

The
Clarity
product team is committed to ensuring support for the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. From release 15.9.1, Accessibility enhancements will be released incrementally to help organizations increase adoption and help users with accessibility requirements to experience
Clarity
seamlessly. The following table lists the accessibility improvements addressed in this release:
What is it about?
Who is it for?
What’s the change?
Visual design
Users with colorblindness
Color contrast and visible focus
Responsive design
Users with limited vision or partial blindness
Popup windows, text areas, and the browser zoom
Keyboard navigation
Users with mobility impairments
Key input, tab order, focus
Note
: Special keyboard controls or custom shortcut key combinations are not supported in this release.
Screen readers
Users with partial or complete blindness
Semantics, hierarchy, page structure
As an example, the following screenshot illustrates the color contrast changes implemented to improve the overall visual experience for all users including those with accessibility requirements:
For more information on the supported components and level of compliance, see Accessibility Features in Clarity.
Upgrade Action:
No action required. Any existing color preferences in the display, custom picklist, project banner, or document tags, will be mapped to the new color scheme automatically. For more information about the color mapping, see the Color Consolidation and Mapping section.
Timesheet Enhancements

Approve or Return Multiple Timesheets in Bulk
If you have approver rights, you can use the Bulk Actions to approve or return multiple timesheets at once. Bulk actions are an efficient way when you’ve multiple project contributors submitting timesheets. For more information on bulk actions, see Clarity: Review and Approve Timesheets.
  • If you select multiple timesheets and the status of the selected timesheets is not the same, you can’t use bulk actions to approve or return timesheets at once.
  • You cannot use the context menu to approve multiple timesheets.
Upgrade Action
: No action required.
Right-Click Context Menu to Review Timesheets
If you’re an approver, you can now right-click the selected timesheet to either approve or return them. The context menu for timesheets brings together all your important actions into one place, making it easier to approve or return the selected timesheet. For more information on approving timesheets, see Clarity: Review and Approve Timesheets.
  • If you select multiple timesheets and the status of the selected timesheets is not the same, you can’t use the context-menu to approve or return the selected timesheets at once.
  • You cannot use the context menu to approve multiple timesheets.
Upgrade Action
: No action required.
Timesheets - Expand and Collapse All
You can now expand and collapse your timesheets with a single click using the Expand All and Collapse All icons. With this feature, you can now easily view your Timesheet content when multiple investments and their associated tasks are in view. You can find this feature in the My Timesheets entry page, Review and Approve screen, and the Timesheets grid details pane.
For more information on Expand and Collapse All, see Clarity: Enter Hours and Submit a Timesheet and Clarity: Review and Approve Timesheets.
  • The Expand and Collapse All option is not available when you expand the Remove Work menu.
Upgrade Action
: No action required.
Time Period Is Open Option
Classic PPM automatically filters out Closed Time Reporting Periods and there is no way to review Timesheets in a Closed Period. In Clarity, the functionality has been enhanced to show both Open and Closed Timesheets with the ability to filter for Open or Closed Periods. A new field 'Time Period is Open' can be used to filter for Open (=Yes) or Closed (=No) Time Periods.
Upgrade Action
: No action required.
Use Channels to Embed External Content

You can use channels to embed content from another source, such as an external site, application, or Classic PPM context-sensitive investment reports into Clarity. You can interact with the content and make informed business decisions without leaving an investment in
Clarity
.
For more information, see Channels in Projects, Ideas, Custom Investments and Custom Objects.
  • The user and internal ID parameter syntax have changed.
  • When you copy a blueprint, the channels defined in the source blueprint are also copied.
  • A blueprint can have up to 50 modules. You can configure less than 15 channels when there are more than 35 modules that are already defined in the blueprint.
Upgrade Action
: No action required.
Enhancements to Custom Objects

This release includes the following enhancements to custom objects:
Support for Third-Level Custom Objects in
Clarity
You can now API enable a third-level custom object using the UI or XOG and display it as a tab in the Details panel in
Clarity
. Let us suppose that for each Purchase Order, you want to track the Purchase Order Lines (PO Lines) and then capture AP Invoice details for each PO line, you create custom objects as follows:
  • Purchase Order (Master Object - Level 1)
    • PO Lines (Subobject of Purchase Order - Level 2)
      • AP Invoice Details (Subobject of PO Lines - Level 3)
After you update the Purchase Order blueprint to include PO Lines as a module, the PO Lines module appears as a tab in the Purchase Order. Create a new PO line and click the Details panel to update the AP Invoice Details tab. The level 3 objects appear in alphabetical order after the Details tab.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. In previous releases, the third-level custom objects did not have the API Enabled option and hence could not be made available in
Clarity
. When you upgrade to
Clarity
15.9.1
, you can API enable the existing and new third-level custom objects and view them as a tab under the second-level object.
API Enable and Secure Custom Attributes of Custom SubObjects
You can now API enable the custom attributes associated with the custom subobjects and make them available in
Clarity
. You can also enable field-level security for these attributes. For more information, see API Enable Custom Attributes and Secure Field Level Access.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. In previous releases, the custom attributes of the third-level custom objects did not have the API Attribute ID field and hence could not be made available in
Clarity
. When you upgrade to
Clarity
15.9.1
, you can API enable the existing and new custom attributes in the third-level custom objects, and enable field-level security for these attributes if you want to secure them.
Roadmap and Hierarchy Enhancements

This section includes the roadmap and hierarchy enhancements in this release:
Add and Sync the Goal Attribute on the Roadmap Items Page
The Goal attribute of an investment item (such as Project, Idea, or Custom Investment) indicates the organizational goal that the investment item is aligned to. For example, you are working on a project to migrate to a new tool to reduce costs. You select Cost Reduction as your goal. When you import this project as a roadmap item in
Clarity
, you want to view the corresponding Goal for the project so that you can prioritize investments within the roadmap. In previous releases, the Goal attribute was not available on the Roadmap Items page.
With this enhancement, you can add the Goal attribute to the Roadmap Items page to view the Goal for each investment item that you imported as a roadmap item. You can also sync the Goal attribute anytime to pull the latest values from the corresponding investment items.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. In previous releases, the Goal attribute was not available on the Roadmap Items page. When you upgrade to
Clarity
15.9.1
, you can add the Goal attribute to the Grid layout and sync the values of the corresponding investment items.
For more information about Roadmaps, see Clarity: Top-Down Planning with Roadmaps.
Display Cross-Object Investment Grid in Hierarchies
A new read-only grid layout, also referred to as the cross-object grid, has been added to hierarchies. The grid displays all the investments (projects, ideas, and custom investments) that are a part of your hierarchy. You can use the grid to review attributes that are common across all investments or specific to individual investments. Let’s consider an example where the grid includes multiple projects, ideas, and custom investments. Attributes such as Budgeted Cost and Planned Benefit, which are common across all these investment types, are displayed under the Common Investment section. Attributes such as Objective and Sponsor are only associated with the custom investment are displayed under the relevant investment.
Upgrade Action
: When you upgrade to this release, you will not see any saved views for hierarchies. Traditionally, saved views on sub-objects of the Investment Abstract object are available across objects and instances. That means if you create a saved view on a cost plan for a project, the view will be available for all other projects, custom investments, and ideas. This functionality has been enhanced for hierarchies in
Clarity
15.9.1. Since a hierarchy contains instances across multiple investments, the views you save will not be shared across other instances of hierarchies. The upgrade process will delete all existing saved views for Hierarchies to deliver this enhanced functionality. From
Clarity
15.9.1 onwards, when you save a new view within a hierarchy instance, it will be available only within that instance.
Some of the limitations of using the cross-object investment grid in this release are:
  • Field-level security is not supported on the cross-object investment grid.
  • Attributes on the Financial Properties and Project Financial Properties abstract object will not be available on the cross-object investment grid.
  • There is no option to import investments into a hierarchy using the cross-object investment grid.
  • There is no option to mark an investment as a favorite by using the Starred attribute.
  • There is no support for custom metrics in the cross-object investment grid.
  • The Blueprint attribute on the filter does not work in the cross-object investment grid.
  • The Attachment, Calculated, Aggregated and Formula datatypes are not supported in the cross-object investment grid.
For more information see Create and Edit Hierarchies
Attributes Enhancements

Additional Attributes Available as Time Scaled Values in Staff Module
You can use the PER-PERIOD METRICS option in the Staff module to display the following additional TSV attributes.
  • Actuals: Displays the Per-Period - Actual Units aggregated from assignments for the team member.
  • ETC: Displays the Per-Period - Estimate Units aggregated from assignments for the team member.
  • Total Usage: Displays the per-period TSV Total Usage, which is calculated by combining the ETC and Actuals (ETC+Actuals)
  • Remaining Allocation: Displays the per-period TSV Remaining Allocation Units, which is calculated by subtracting Total Usage from Allocation for this investment (Allocation - Total Usage)
  • Remaining Availability: Displays the per-period TSV Remaining Availability, which is calculated by subtracting the resources aggerated allocations across investments from the resource availability. A negative value indicates that the resource is over-allocated.
  • The values will be displayed in FTE, hours, or days based on the user’s setting.
  • We recommend removing the scalar fields when using the per-period metric fields if you are setting the period start and finish to cover the entire investment date range because selected ‘Totals’ will display the same values as the scalar values.
  • Use the ‘Totals’ field in combination with their corresponding per-period metrics to ensure data is displayed properly. Remember that if the ‘Totals’ fields is selected without including their corresponding per-period metrics, the grid will not display expected values.
Upgrade Action
: There are a couple of changes that you will see when you upgrade to this release of
Clarity
.
  • In previous releases of
    Clarity
    , only Allocations and Hard Allocations were available under PER-PERIOD METRICS. When you upgrade to
    Clarity
    15.9.1, the Allocations time-varying attribute will be renamed as Allocation. You can also, add the additional attributes as PER-PERIOD METRICS and view them in the
    Clarity
    grid.
  • When you open the Team object in Classic PPM, you will see duplicate attributes to Actuals and ETC. The time-varying attributes will only be displayed in
    Clarity
    , while the scalar attributes will be available both in
    Clarity
    and in Classic PPM.
Support for Attachment Attributes in Grid Layout
You can now add attachment attributes to the Grid layout. While you are in the Grid layout, click the Columns panel and select the attachment attribute. Once the attribute is added, you can view, download, upload, and delete attachments from the Grid. For example, as the first step in your idea review process, you want to ensure that the ideas submitted for approval have an MVP document attached. By adding the corresponding attachment attribute for MVP to the Grid, you can group or filter by the status column to quickly view the list of ideas that do not have an MVP.
  • When you export the grid data to CSV, the corresponding attachment attribute columns in the CSV will display the details of the file name, mime type, and the URL to download the file.  
For more information about attachment attributes, see Clarity Studio Objects and Attributes.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. In previous releases, the attachment attribute was not available in the Grid layout. When you upgrade to
Clarity
15.9.1
, you can add the attachment attributes to the Grid layout and view, download, upload, and delete attachments.
Staffing Workspace: Days Unit of Measure
You can now configure
Clarity
to display work effort on the Staffing page in Days. In previous versions of
Clarity
, you could only view work effort in FTE or Hours. You can now use General Settings to configure the work effort to be displayed in days.
  • You can use General Settings to configure work effort in Days for the Staff, Assignments, and Tasks modules across all investments in
    Clarity
    .
  • You can use the Settings option for Project Management in Classic PPM to configure "Days" for the project summary metrics and the Cross-Project Tasks grid.
  • You can use the Administration setting in Timesheet Options to configure the Days option for Timesheets.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. When you upgrade, you can configure
Clarity
to display the work effort in days for the Staffing page.
PMO Accelerator Add-Ins Reporting Enhancements

Protect PMO Accelerator Attributes While Upgrading
Clarity
You can now select the attributes of the PMO Accelerator add-in that you want to update after you upgrade to the latest release of
Clarity
. In previous releases,
Clarity
would automatically update all the attributes. This meant that customers would lose all customizations such as display mappings they made to those attributes. Customers will now be able to selectively apply object level changes after each upgrade. Hence, a customer can choose to re-install one attribute, preserve changes to the second attribute, and install a third newly introduced attribute.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. After you upgrade, select the attributes of the PMO Accelerator add-in that you want to update.
Blueprint Attributes Available in Data Warehouse
The following attributes have been added to the Data Warehouse (DWH) and synchronized as part of the “Load Data Warehouse” job.
Blueprint Specific Attributes
Added to Table: dwh_inv_investment
  • Blueprint ID*
  • Blueprint Active ID*
  • blueprint and blueprint_key
  • Active_blueprint and active_blueprint_key
Upgrade Action
: No action required. After you upgrade, you will see the Blueprint attributes in the Data Warehouse.
New Custom Seeded Objects added to Roadmap Items
The following custom seeded objects were added to Roadmap Items by using the PMO Accelerator Add-In:
  • Project Category
  • Corporate Priority
  • Business Unit Priority
  • Architectural Fit
  • Commercial Value
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Technology Compliance
Upgrade Action
: No action required. After you upgrade, the new attributes will be available when add or edit roadmap items.
Custom Investment Data Available in Jaspersoft Reports
All custom investment types where the INCLUDE IN THE DATA WAREHOUSE setting is checked will have data available in the Jaspersoft reports.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. After you upgrade, all the custom investment types where the INCLUDE IN THE DATA WAREHOUSE setting is checked will have data available in the Jaspersoft reports.
Enhancement to the Load DataWarehouse Job
The Load Data Warehouse job has been updated to include additional jobs that are incompatible with this job. The jobs incompatible with the Load Data Warehouse job are also updated to not run if this job is running. This change helps improve the performance of
Clarity
.
Upgrade Action
: No action required.
Enhanced Support for Federated SSO

Manage SAML Integration and Certificates
Clarity
15.9 allowed on-premise customers to use the credentials issued by an IdP - that supports SAML 2.0 - and log into
Clarity
. Customers had to use REST APIs to configure the SAML integration.
Clarity
15.9.1 allows you to use the Authentication and Keys option on the Administration page to perform the following activities:
  • Import SAML metadata into
    Clarity
  • Manage security certificates
  • Export service provider metadata
  • Configure multiple Identity Providers
For more information about how you can configuring
Clarity
to support SAML 2.0, see Configuring Clarity to Support SAML 2.0.
Upgrade Action
: In the previous release of
Clarity
, you needed to use REST APIs to import the IDP metadata into
Clarity
. After you upgrade to this release, you can use the Authentication and Keys option on the Administration page to manage SAML integration. If you had configured the SAML integration using REST APIs, you will see the relevant details in the SAML Configuration section and the Certificates section.
Specify Secondary Email for User
You can now specify a secondary email address for a user in
Clarity
. This is intended only for
Clarity
SaaS customers who want to create test user accounts in
Clarity
. In previous releases of
Clarity
SaaS, if customers created a test user with an invalid email address then they did not get any Okta activation information. In
Clarity
15.9.1 and higher releases, you can create a test user in
Clarity
where the user name and primary email address are invalid and the secondary email will be a valid email. You can use the same secondary email address for all test accounts.
After you create the new user in
Clarity
, Broadcom’s Okta “Just in time” (JIT) user creation automatically creates the user (in Okta) after receiving a SAML request. The user’s primary and secondary email is now configured in OKTA. However, once
Clarity
creates a user in OKTA, it will not update any details in OKTA. You need to work with your OKTA Group administrator to update user details in OKTA.
Upgrade Action
: No action required. Administrators can now specify a secondary email address for a user in
Clarity
.
To learn more about authentication for
Clarity
SaaS, see Clarity SaaS Authentication in the Google Cloud Platform.
To learn more about adding users in
Clarity
and specifying the secondary email address, see Configure User Accounts, Skills, and Access Rights.
Support for Jaspersoft 7.8
Clarity
15.9.1 and higher release now support Jaspersoft 7.8. Clarity 15.9.1 also supports Jaspersoft 7.1.3.
When you plan to install Jaspersoft 7.8, some of the key things you need to remember are:
  • You need to be on Clarity 15.9.1 and Jaspersoft 7.1.3 to upgrade to Jaspersoft 7.8.
  • Jaspersoft 7.8.0 includes an installation keystore. Create a backup of the installation keystore (<user.home.dir>/.jrsks & <user.home.dir>/.jrsksp) to ensure you can connect to the Jaspersoft database in case of any issues. You will not be able to access your data if you don't have a copy of the keystore files. If you are using a Windows server, the keystores are available under C:\users\<user directory>.
  • Jaspersoft 7.8.0 now supports TCPS for the Oracle 19c database. Customers who wish to upgrade to Jaspersoft 7.8.0 and switch to TCPS would need to install Jaspersoft 7.8.0 on Oracle 19c. They can then import content from their current Jaspersoft instance.
  • Jaspersoft 7.8.0 supports PostgreSQL. You can only use PostgreSQL for Jaspersoft after
    Clarity
    (on-premise) officially supports PostgreSQL (expected in May 2021). You cannot install Jaspersoft on PostgreSQL and configure it to work with
    Clarity
    in scenarios where
    Clarity
    uses Oracle or MSSQL database. 
  • Jaspersoft 7.8.0 also supports Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019.
  • Jaspersoft 7.8.0 supports the Adopt Open JDK 11 and Tomcat 9.0.37.
  • Jaspersoft 7.8.0 requires you to install Chrome 85 or higher release on the server where you plan to install Jaspersoft.
  • When you export content from Jaspersoft 7.8.0, use the Legacy Key option to ensure you can import content on all existing Jaspersoft servers.
  • Jaspersoft 7.8 will not work on Internet Explorer. You can use the relevant versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Upgrade Action
: You need to perform the following steps after you upgrade to Jaspersoft 7.8
  • Run the Restore Domains job - The domain structure got updated in Jaspersoft 7.8. The Restore Domains job will import the out-of-the-box domains available with Jaspersoft 7.8
  • Run the Load Datawarehouse job - This job will add all the custom attributes and customization into the Jaspersoft domains.
  • Update the Domain Schema - If you have created custom domains from out-of-the-box domains, you need to use the Update Domain Schema option. Follow these steps:
    1. Log in to Classic PPM and select
      Home
      ,
      Advanced Reporting
      .
    2. Select
      Manage
      ,
      Update Domain Schema
      and select the relevant
      Domain Name
      and
      Domain Schema
      .
Known Issues
Clarity
15.9.1
includes the following issue:
DE59392: Blueprint field is not working in the filter on the cross-object investment grid under Hierarchies
When you navigate to the cross-investment object grid in a hierarchy and use the Blueprint attribute with a filter, Clarity does not populate a list of existing blueprints.
Steps to reproduce:
  1. In the main menu, click
    Hierarchies
    . The Hierarchies (beta) page is displayed.
  2. Select the hierarchy you want to open. You can see the hierarchy tree structure and the investments that have been added as cards.
  3. Click the grid to open the cross-object investment grid.
  4. Click
    Filter
    and select the
    Blueprint
    attribute. You will not see any blueprints and the filter will not function.
DE59601 – The FTE Totals Values for the Staff, Tasks, and Assignment Grids are Incorrect
When you set the measure to FTE, the values in the 'Totals' fields are incorrect. This issue occurs for the STAFF and ASSIGNMENTS Module, where the FTE unit of measure is applied to the 'unit' fields such as Allocation, Hard Allocation, Actuals, and ETC.
An FTE is a full-time equivalent over the entire date range and should not be a simple sum of all the periods.
Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Log into
    Clarity
    and create a new project with a date range of more than one fiscal time period. For example, you can create a project that starts on 1st January 2021 and ends on 30th June 2021.
  2. Navigate to the
    Staff
    module and add roles to the project. Similarly, add tasks and assign them to various roles.
  3.   Configure the Staff module by making the following changes
    1. Add stock number(scalar) fields for Allocation and ETC
    2. Add 'Totals' for Allocation, ETC
    3. Add Per-Period Metrics for Allocation, ETC
    4. Set Period Type to Monthy
    5. Set the Start Date and Finish data as Project Start and Project Finish date.
  4. Update the Settings to display units in Hours.
  5. Update the Settings to display units in Days.
  6. Update the Settings to display units in FTE.
Expected Result: The 'Totals' values match the scalar values. For one role allocated 100%, the FTE is equal to one. However, the 'Totals' amount is inflated because of the number of periods shown.
Actual Result: The 'Totals' values do not match the scalar values when the view is configured to cover the investment's entire duration.
DE59776 – Rich Text Field Header Format is not displayed in Living Status Report when you publish it as a PDF
When you create a custom rich text field for the Status Report object and then use the Header formatting within the RTF field, your text will not be visible when you save the report as a PDF.
Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Login into Classic PPM and open the
    Status Report
    object.
  2. Create a new Rich-Text attribute and API-enable it.
  3. Open a project in Clarity and click the
    Status
    module.
  4. Add the Rich Text attribute to the status report.
  5. Add text to it and use the
    Header
    formatting style to format it.
  6. Click
    Preview
    to preview the report in PDF format.
Expected Results: The text you formatted by using the Header formatting style should be visible in the Status report.
Actual Result: You will see a blank line where the header text was added.
DE59881 - ETC Totals are blank if ETC Per Period Metrics are not selected but another per-period Metric is selected such as Actuals.
The ETC Totals are blank when the ETC Per Period Metrics are not selected but another per-period metric such as actuals are selected.
  1. In Clarity, create a new project with one team member
  2. Create a new task and assign the team member to the task with ETCs.
  3. Navigate to the
    Staff
    tab.
  4. In View Options, select
    Actuals
    in Per-Period Metrics
  5. Click on the
    Column Panel
    icon.
  6. Check
    ETC
    under
    Totals
    .
Expected Results: The total ETCs for the staff member displays in the
Total ETC
column.
Actual Results: The total ETCs column is blank
Workarounds:
  1. Option 1: Add ETC to the per-period Metrics by navigating to the
    Staff
    tab and select
    ETC
    in per-period metrics.
  2. Option 2: You can also view the ETC data in the standard ETC column that includes the Totals for the duration set in Start Period and End Period in Per Period Metrics.
Resolved Defects
To view, the customer reported defects that are resolved in
Clarity
15.9.1
, see the
Clarity
15.9.1
Resolved Issues list.
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15.9.1
uses third-party software that is in accordance with the terms and conditions for use, reproduction, and distribution as defined by the applicable license agreements.
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Clarity
15.9.1
TPSR list
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