Chat Transcript: Office Hours for CA PPM [Nov 12 2015]

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from Chris Hackett (CA) to Everyone:

If anyone has a question you can ask it now! Thanks

from Mark Morrow to Everyone:

Any big success stories with companies upgrading to 14.2/14.3 and their use of Jaspersoft and data warehouse.  I am finding folks that have upgraded, but not finding anyone that is using Jaspersoft or DWH yet.

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Mark : we do have many customers up and running on 14.2 and 14.3, using DWH and Jaspersoft. For success stories though I think it would be best to reach out to your account manager to see if they can share some contacts. You could also check on the Communities site, there are users that can share their good experience with Jaspersoft and DWH. Hope this helps!

from Atul K to Everyone:

Question on Jasper Dashboards in 14.3. We cannot create hyperlink on a table view. Do you know of any workaround?

from Martti K. to Everyone:

I've been trying  PMO in 14.2 with no reports of any sort just to get to display the status report page in project properties to see the fields.

Do I need to have either BO or Jaspersoft working before the install goes so far that I can see the status report page?

from Martti K. to Everyone:

.. or the datawarehouse populated?

from Atul K to Everyone:

Migrating Adhoc reports and Dashboards from one env to other - Is it possible?

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Martti : Status Report subobject should be available under Project Properties after installing PMO. Normally I would not expect anything else to be needed. Please check if the object was applied properly and that you have no errors in the admin log after installing PMO.

from Mark Morrow to Everyone:

I will do that, thanks.

from Martti K. to Everyone:

@Nika it is there and the tab is in project properties, but no having used any before there are none. The problem is that the only button is Return. No new button. During install I got all kinds of errors about attribute not in the DWH

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Martti, okay... have you also checked that the new access rights to Create/Edit the Status Report are granted to your user?

from Damon Logiudice (CA) to Everyone:

@Mark RE: Big Success Stories you might also find this page helpful... although it may take some more time to harvest more stories for Jaspersoft and advanced reporting out in the field: http://www.ca.com/us/collateral/success-stories.aspx

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul : If you use Crosstab, does it allow you to create the Hyperlinks!

from Martti K. to Everyone:

@Nika Thanks that certainly did the trick. I had not status report rights what so ever Consider yourself telehugged

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Nika.. I don't think so. Only option for hyperlinks is charts

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul : Yes it's possible to export JS objects to another environment. Depending on your Clarity version there are different ways to do it. You can backup and export to zip or in 14.3 use the new export/import feature. The important thing is that it's best if the organization name remains the same between environments for some of these options to work.

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Martti great to hear it worked!

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Nika.. Is there a document which describes the steps?

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul : I'll have to double check if that's meant to be possible. Please drop me an email to hadni01@ca.com I am going to check it out for you. There is one document we have for the reporting, but I don't believe it includes Dashboards creation

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Nika.. Thanks. I do know the steps for Studio report but Adhoc has been a challenge. I will send you an email.

from Nika Hadzhikidi (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul : no worries : I'll check this out. If we don't have the documetation, we can work on creating some too.

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Nika: Thanks

from Atul K to Everyone:

Allocate from Estimate job.. Is it possible to call that from a process and pass parameters? Currently it can be scheduled for one project but we cannot include that in a process?

from Chris Hackett (CA) to Everyone:

Does anyone else have a question

from Atul K to Everyone:

Benefit Plans.. Is it possible to freeze benefit plans so that it similar to a budget? I have a client who would like to make it readonly for certain days in the month and then reopen for editing after that. I have not found another way other than revoking instance rights. Any suggestions?

from Kathryn Ellis (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul : you can pick 'Benefit Plan' on a Process and lock it up from there.

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Kathryn.. I have tried that but it did not work.

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Kathryn.. especially the details which we want to lock. Cost Plan can be frozen but Benefits can not.

from Kathryn Ellis (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul : maybe there is an issue, please log a support case and we can try to replicate on generic test server.

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Kathryn.. sounds good. Thanks

from Nick Darlington (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul: Regarding calling jobs from a process - when you do this, the parameters have to be supplied as constant values in the process definition (e.g. investment, manager, investment obs) and so I would probably say 'no' on the basis that the process itself cannot adjust the parameter values prior to running those jobs.

from Atul K to Everyone:

@Nick. ok. Thanks

from Atul K to Everyone:

Interactive validation of Data.. with Projects or Ideas.. is it possible to validate the data rightaway and provide error messages. I know it is not possible in the past versions. We had to create a process and send emails back to the PM. In the new version or future versions.. will we see this?

from Nick Darlington (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul: Your understanding of the current capabilities and solutions seems correct.  An idea has been raised to ask for the additional capabilities you are interested in and has a current status of 'Under Review', so it has not yet been determined.  Here is the link if you wish to follow and/or add your support for it: https://communities.ca.com/ideas/103051726

from Chris Hackett (CA) to Everyone:

We will be wrapping up unless anyone has any more questions today!

from Nick Darlington (CA) to Everyone:

@Atul: (It is a good idea, I'm voting for it myself now too)

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