New UX: Copy Tasks from Previous Week adding Other Work or Project Tasks that weren't on previous timesheet

Document ID : KB000124283
Last Modified Date : 08/05/2019
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In the Modern / New User Experience (UX), when users are creating timesheets using the "Copy Previous Timesheet" feature, Other Work items or Project Tasks are being added to the timesheets that weren't on the previous timesheet. This issue happens when the 'Add Assigned Tasks' option is not visible when creating the new Timesheet.

Steps to Reproduce (STR):
1. Add user to Other Work Team 
2. Post time without Other Work item 
3. On following week, populate the timesheet with copy from previous time period 

Expected Results: Other work should not be on there 
Actual Results: Other work item shows

This issue happens is the Populate assigned tasks option is checked in Classic UI and the Add Assigned Tasks option is not visible when creating the new timesheet.
This is reported as DE44336 and is fixed in 15.5.1 patch 1 and 15.6 patch 1. This issue is also targeted to be resolved in 15.6.1 (15.6 SP1)
  • As part of the fix, the user will now be able to see Add Assigned Tasks option along with Copy previous timesheet/Copy Hours in New UX when there are assigned tasks within the time sheet time window irrespective of whether Populate assigned tasks option is checked or not in Classic UI.
Workaround: Edit timesheets to remove the other work items or project tasks incorrectly added.