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Update Earned Value and Cost Totals job is not updating baseline attributes of a project

  • 1.  Update Earned Value and Cost Totals job is not updating baseline attributes of a project

    Posted 08-02-2017 12:44 PM

    We have created 600 projects in CA PPM by xogging. We are facing few issues with baseline creation via xog in. We used the below code to xog in the baselines.

     

    <Project managerResourceID="***" name="XXXX" projectID="12345" finish="2017-03-31T17:00:00" start="2012-07-01T08:00:00">
    <ProjectBaselines>
    <ProjectBaseline currentRevision="true" name="XXXX - Baseline" revisionID="BLN0000577" >
    <BaselineDetails costSum="0" duration="100" finish="2017-03-31T17:00:00" start="2012-07-01T08:00:00" usageSum="0">
    </BaselineDetails>
    </ProjectBaseline>
    </ProjectBaselines>
    </Project>

     

    The baselines are successfully created with BAC value. We have also ran the "Update Earned Value and Cost Totals" job. But only BAC value is successfully populated, and the other baseline attributes (such as Cost variance, BCWS, BCWP etc.,) are not populated in the baseline for the project. 

     

    We have to select the "update baseline" action to update the baseline attributes successfully (which inturn is running the "update earned value cost totals" job for th project). Creating a baseline manually for a project is also producing the desired result.

     


    Kindly assist us with, why the "Update Earned Value and Cost Totals" job ran manually under jobs is not populating the baseline attributes, but selecting "update baseline" action is working successfully.

     

    Please let us know, if there is an alternate procedure other than updating the baselines for these projects manually.

    We are currently running CA PPM 15.2 with MS SQL.

     

    Thanks,
    ~Arun Pandiyan



  • 2.  Re: Update Earned Value and Cost Totals job is not updating baseline attributes of a project

    Posted 08-03-2017 01:13 AM

    Hi Arunpandiyan1,

     

    Can you create a baseline from the PPM UI and check if same values are getting updated when you are running the job? After you create the baseline, you can change the task assignments or project team so that when you run the Earned Value Cost Total job, it is supposed to update some of the baseline attributes. Check if that happens. 

    If no, then select the "Update Baseline" action and check if that makes any changes. If you are able to replicate scenario there as well, then it is working as per designed, if not then this is something that happens only for the baselines careated via XOG. 

     

    In that case, you can get in touch with CA Support and all the detailed steps and they can check if there is any explanation for this behavior. Hope that helps. 

     

    Thanks,

    Abhisek Dhar



  • 3.  Re: Update Earned Value and Cost Totals job is not updating baseline attributes of a project

    Posted 08-04-2017 02:35 AM

    Another thing you could try.

    Go to a project where the baseline has been loaded via XOG.

    I understand the Earned value job does not update the data as expected.

    Go to that project baseline, edit the baseline and click save even not modifying anything.

    Does the job update the data now?

    It might well be that XOG has not updated properly the necessary tables for the job to pick it up?

    As Abhi said, please provide us the details to reproduce the issue through an assisted case and we can look into this.

    What we would need?

    Steps you are following to reproduce the issue.

    A sample of the XOG file that you used to create the baseline.

    Regards