How do you import projects through IBM TRIRIGA integration?


Does anyone have experience in project integration (data transfer) from an external existing project through any IBM TRIRIGA integration module? Our templates and mapping have been identified, but the question is about reproducing the overall standard when a project is created. This seems hard. In order to have this project consistent in TRIRIGA, we think that we need to be consistent with the following:

  • Project and direct associations with business objects in perimeter
  • Associated purchase orders
  • Budget and their associated cost codes
  • Financial data and their associated computation

Any help and experience would be great, even if the answer is it’s too hard.

Without detailed knowledge on the user’s part, such as a fundamental knowledge of all of the application functionality, it would really be best to engage IBM Services to implement this integration. It’s not impossible, but it really would need a lot of care.

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Does anyone know about Trinity for data import and export?


We are in the process of upgrading our TRIRIGA installation from 3.4.1/10.2.x to 3.5.2/10.5.2 and have run into an issue with Trinity, something that Global Services set up for us to import and export data to external systems. Does anyone know anything about it? Or know where to find any product documentation?

I work in IBM TRIRIGA Support as an L2 Support Engineer. I can tell you that Trinity is not a supported product and you would need to reach out to IBM Global Business Services (GBS) for assistance with this. I recommend starting out with a call to the IBM General Inquiries number to get in touch with GBS. That phone number is: 800-IBM-4YOU (800-426-4968).

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IV97475: Source user template replaces destination user template


The user template of the source environment replaces the user template of the destination environment of the same person record after an OM import. In TRIRIGA 3.5.2, when a triPeople user template is migrated from one environment to another, if a user’s people record is associated with the string “Applied Template” in the source environment, the most-recently applied template will be applied to same user’s people record in the target environment.

For example, user James Sullivan has a Project Team Member template applied in the test environment. In the CERT environment, user James Sullivan has a Facilities Manager template applied. But when the Project Team template is migrated to the CERT environment, the template is applied (instead of the Facilities Manager template) to James Sullivan’s people record.

This is working as designed. The root of the issue is that when an OM that has a people template is imported from the source environment to the target environment, and when the published name of the user profile record is the same in both the source and target environments, it will NOT replace, but create additional associations from source to target. All of these associations can be seen in the Associations tab of the user record. However, the form will show that latest template that was applied.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Templates tag.]

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IV97245: Gantt section not keeping the associated report sort order


In a Gantt section, the section is not honoring the associated report sort order.

The issue was caused by the dynamic ordering that was implemented by the project tasks’ internal tree set. The BO query comparison was performed by using the string form of the columns. Moving forward, we resolved an issue where the default Gantt sort ordering, and the sort ordering immediately after importing an MPP project file, did not correctly order by the sequence ID based on the Gantt section query configuration.

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.14.17 post about task date issues when importing MS Project (MPP) files. To see other related posts, use the Gantt tag.]

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IV97206: Schedule task date issues when importing MS Project files


Logged into TRIRIGA 3.5.2/10.5.2. Set the project. Navigated to the Schedule tab. Imported MS Project (MPP) file. First thing noted was that the Start and End times were set to 9AM. A time zone was set, but no calendar. After fixing dependencies and saving that to the Gantt, we noted that the schedule task and work task times were an hour off, that is, the Gantt section times and the query section times (specifically, the End times).

After saving to the Gantt, but before saving the project, the dates and duration in the Gantt didn’t match. Also after saving, we noted that the Start and End times of the schedule task were updated from 9AM to some different, seemingly arbitrary, values. After the final save, the Duration values changed from Weeks/Days/Hours to Months/Weeks/Days. We also played around with changing the Planned Start Date of the project, and noted that any change that occurs prior to the original date, or any future date, will not recalculate at all.

There is a bug in the MPXJ library where in some instances, the working days needs to be set to 0. Moving forward, we resolved an issue where sometimes, Microsoft Project files (MPP) tasks are coming in with dependencies with an invalid lag time of 95.4733 days when the lag time should be 0 days.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Gantt tag.]

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Are there best practices for data warehouse reporting & analytics?


In my current project, there was a suggestion to extract (updated) data from TRIRIGA, with a high frequency, and import it into some kind of data warehouse (DW) or business intelligence (BI) solution. Then, from there, perform more advanced reporting and analytics. Have other TRIRIGA solutions implemented something similar? Are there any TRIRIGA best practices or recommendations for staging area, extract-transform-load (ETL), DW, or BI reporting solutions?

[Admin: This post is related to the 12.15.16 post about the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics. To see other related posts, use the ETL tag or Analytics tag.]

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Why is “upgrade not supported” from TRIRIGA 3.5.1.2 to 3.5.2?


We imported an Oracle 12c database dump from a TRIRIGA platform running TRIRIGA 3.5.1.2 into another Oracle 12c server. The Oracle Data Pump Import (impdp) completed without error. The plan was to install and upgrade the TRIRIGA platform to 3.5.2. This is something we’ve done multiple times with different releases. So platform upgrades are usually painless.

We went right through the upgrade process dialogs, a successful database server conductivity test, but here’s something we’ve never experienced before. Instead of installing and upgrading the database to the new platform, “Installed by InstallAnywhere 17.0 Premier Build 5158” throws up the following dialog box.

“Upgrade Not Supported. An upgrade from the version of your platform is no longer supported. Please upgrade to 3.3.0.0 first, before upgrading to this platform version. Back or Exit.”

Does anyone have any ideas why we are getting this message?

We found the issue. The schema name was “TR1DATA”, not “TRIDATA”. The terminal font was not showing a clear distinction between “1” and “I”. We’d better take a much closer look next time. Thanks for the assistance from everyone.

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