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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I’m having issues with request classes on work tasks. We created a project (including work location). But now, when we create a task from the project, very few of the values (including work location) are mapped onto the null work task. The drop-down that comes from the request class depends solely on this work location.
Also, the work location of the task gets its value from the project (as mapped). But now, when we try to get the drop-down for the request class based on work location, random values are shown. When I reselect the same work location, and then go back to the request class, I see the correct values. Any thoughts on this behavior? How do you get the request class list for the very first time without reselecting the work location in a work task that was created from the project?
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By default, the “Company|Project” toggle switcher allows switching to a capital project. Is it possible to switch to a facility project?
No. The facility project was not created with the same structure as the capital project. So the silo behavior that is associated to the capital project is not provided for facility project. But it would be possible to create a custom solution to do so. Or if you would like to see this sort of behavior in the as-shipped application, you might enter an RFE to request that enhancement.
[Admin: This post is related to the 02.13.17 post about project context. To see other related posts, use the Project Context tag or “capital project” search phrase.]
We have a problem when we open a reservation from the calendar. It seems that when the user has a primary organization and he opens a reservation from My Calendar, the reservation window is opened, but it doesn’t show any information. However, if the user doesn’t have a primary organization, the reservation window is opened and it shows the information correctly.
When dealing with an organization, geography, and project security, you should use the user’s groups, not override groups. In Reserve, My Calendar, a user with an organization or geography is unable to open a reservation that was created. The security was not using the organizations or geographies from the user’s profile (groups) when determining the user’s access. Instead, it was using the overridden Reserve security group.
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If you attempt to revise a project from the Schedule tab, where the Gantt chart is visible, your session is expired and you receive an invalid session error. The issue was observed in Internet Explorer and Chrome, but not in Firefox.
An analysis from a Fiddler trace shows that when revising the project in Chrome, this POST to GanttDataUpload.jsp seems to kill the session. In Firefox, for whatever reason, this POST doesn’t occur, and the state transition is successful. To confirm that this is the scenario you are experiencing, use the following technote to run a Fiddler trace and check for the same GanttDataUpload.jsp call: IBM TRIRIGA using Fiddler for tracing web browser traffic.
As a temporary fix, use Firefox. When the record is in a read-only state, no Save action should be called on the Gantt. Moving forward, we resolved the session-kill issue when the user performs a Revise action on a project in the Schedule tab.
[Admin: This post is related to the 08.18.15 post about using Fiddler to trace TRIRIGA web traffic. To see other related posts, use the Gantt tag or Fiddler tag.]
In the Procurement tab of the Capital Project form, we have a section that allows a user to add some purchase orders. An “Add” action exist in this section. If the user selects this action, the Purchase Order form is loaded automatically on the screen and the user can fill the values for all of the fields. Our business requirement is to not load the Purchase Order form if no contacts exist (with a particular role) in the Contact tab of the Capital Project form. How can we do this?
One option is to hide the “Add” action by default, and then use a Modify Metadata task to show the Add action after a contact has been added. You would also need to run a Modify Metadata task to hide the Add action if all of the contacts were removed.
[Admin: This post is related to the 12.06.15 post about using a workflow (and Modify Metadata task) to change to a different form.]
I would like to know if there is a way to compare two lists of triContactRole records and find the records that are not in both lists. The case is as follows: (1) One list of triContactRole records is associated to the triCapitalProject object. (2) The other list of records is associated to the triPurchaseOrder object. (3) So I would like to copy the triContactRole records from capital project to purchase order, but only those that do not already exist in purchase order. Is there any way to do that?
One way might be to have a workflow where a Query task grabs all of the resulting contact role records associated to the capital project record. Then have an Iterator (Iter) task that goes through each of those records. Within the Iter, you can have another Query task grabbing the contact role records of the purchase order record using the Iter record as a filter. Then have a Switch task that says if the result count of the second Query task = 0, then create the contact role record for the purchase order record.
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