Clarity: My Projects portlet is now showing inactive projects in 12.1.1

Document ID : KB000050144
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

In Clarity 12.1.1, 'My Projects' portlet shows 'Inactive' Projects. This is a change from Clarity 12.1.0.

Also, in 12.1.1, the 'My Projects' portlet now shows the [--Actions--] menu indicating that the end-user has the ability to configure the portlet whereas we could not do so before and we cannot configure the portlet in the Admin Tool > Portlets. Since we were accustomed to not seeing inactive projects listed, it was ok, but now we have multiple pages of projects listed.

Steps to Reproduce in 12.1.0 to show how it works:

  1. Login to Clarity 12.1.0

  2. Add two projects to 'My Projects' portlet (1 active, 1 inactive)

    Main Application > Projects > Navigate to the Project General Properties page
    Click [Add to My Projects] link in upper right corner
    Add 'myProject0001' (Active)
    Add 'myProject1000' (Inactive)

  3. Main Application > Overview > My Projects portlet

Actual Results: myProject0001 (Active) appears. myProject1000 (Inactive) does not appear

Figure 1

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Steps to Reproduce in 12.1.1 to show how it changed:

  1. Login to Clarity 12.1.1

  2. Add two projects to 'My Projects' portlet (1 active, 1 inactive)

    Main Application > Projects > Navigate to the Project General Properties page
    Click [Add to My Projects] link in upper right corner
    Add 'myProject1000' (Active)
    Add 'myProject1004' (Inactive)

  3. Main Application > Overview > My Projects portlet

Actual Results: Both projects appear.

Note: Portlet configuration has been modified to show 'Active' attribute.

Figure 3

Solution:

Workaround:
This is a system-restricted portlet. In Clarity 12.1.0, this portlet does not have the feature to configure the layout or export data from this portlet. However, now in 12.1.1, the portlet displays the [--Actions--] pull-down menu for an end-user to configure this portlet. This change was not specifically planned as an enhancement on this release and the functionality is not fully operational as noted below, but having this partial functionality available will allow for the end-user to reconfigure the layout of the portlet to workaround the reported issue.

Now that the portlet has the [--Actions--] menu, the end-user can configure the grid layout to include the 'Active' attribute. (See configuration in screenshot above showing actual results in Clarity 12.1.1). The list can then be sorted on this column. For all inactive projects, the end-user can then click on the name of the project and in the general properties page, click [Remove from My Projects] link located in the upper right corner of the project general properties subpage.

The portlet Filter Section layout cannot be configured at this time as this functionality is not working.

Although the [--Actions--] menu now appears with an option to 'Export to Excel (Data Only)' this feature is not working as expected; it will export ALL projects; not just the projects listed on 'My Projects' portlet. This portlet is not intended to have the 'Export to Excel (Data Only)' feature.

Status/Resolution:
These issues have been documented and are assigned to development for review. If you are experiencing this problem and the workaround above does not significantly help, please contact CA Support.

CLRT-62811: My Projects Portlet now shows Inactive Projects in 12.1.1

RESOLVED: Clarity 12.1.3

Resolution Details:

  1. Re-instate the hard-coded logic that shows only Active projects - brings it back to pre-12.1.1 behavior

  2. NEW: "Hide" the Filter section on the configuration page for this portlet. We should hide the Filter section completely to prevent users from reporting that the Filter configuration is not saving their changes. We do this on the Task Assignments List section on Task properties page

CLRT-60334: "Export to Excel" in "My Projects" or other system restricted portlets should not be available. (Describes the behavior where it exports ALL projects)

CLRT-43862: My Projects portlet: Export to Excel exports the wrong list of projects (duplicate to CLRT-60334)

CLRT-41854: System restricted portlets (like My Projects portlet) should not have the Export to Excel available. (Duplicate to CLRT-43862)

CLRT-53994: For the portlet "My Projects" on Overview page, blank Layout and Section Title are displayed in "List Filter Section" -> "Layout" page

There is an existing enhancement request logged.

CLRT-31544: ERQ to make My Projects portlet configurable

Status = Proposed / Horizon - no indication that the enhancement was planned for implementation into Clarity 12.1.1

Keywords: CLARITYKB, CLRT-62811, CLRT-53994, CLRT-41854, CLRT-43862, CLRT-60334, clarity12resolved, clarity1213resolved.