Location or Department OBS Not available in OBS drop down in PPM

Document ID : KB000109734
Last Modified Date : 27/08/2018
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Unable to link an existing Location or Department OBS to a role/resource's Staff OBS on a project in CA Project & Portfolio Management (PPM), even though the OBS is associated with the Resource object.

    Solution 1: Ensure 'Hide Financial OBS' is not checked. If this option is checked, Department and Location OBS will not be displayed in certain OBS Browses. 

    1. In PPM, go to Administration->Finance ->Processing
    2. If 'Hide Financial OBS' is checked, uncheck it and save your changes
    • For details on the impact of this setting (introduced in 8.1 FP03) being checked or unchecked, see KB000052723 - Enhanced option 'Hide Financial OBS' in PPM
    Solution 2: If the above does not help, also ensure the OBS is linked to the related object that the OBS is attempted to be used for. Example, if it is to be used with the Staff OBS, ensure it is associated with the Resource object.
    1. In PPM, go to Administration->OBS, and click on the link to the OBS
    2. Under the Associated Objects section, click Add if the object is not listed already
    3. Check the check box next to the object and click Add