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  • 1.  Idea Conver Button Disable

    Posted 07-14-2015 07:15 AM

    We have a requirement where once Idea gets converted, It should not have convert button or It should not get converted to a project/others another time.

    In a nutsell, An approved Idea is to be allowed to get converted to an investment only once. When an End User tries to convert an already Converted Idea, he/she should get a message saying not allowed or something like that.


    Is there any way to achieve this?



    Gyandeo Shukla

  • 2.  Re: Idea Conver Button Disable

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 07-14-2015 10:35 AM

    Hi Gyandeo,


    I don't know of an out-of-the-box way to accomplish this the way you want.  If this is important to you, you could engage services to find out whether this could be accomplished with a customization or not.


    Sincerely yours,


    Jeanne Gaskill

    Senior Support Engineer

    CA Clarity PPM

  • 3.  Re: Idea Conver Button Disable

    Posted 07-14-2015 08:09 AM

    Hi Gyandeo


    Found something similar to your requirement.

    Not sure whether you want a process to be created for it.




  • 4.  Re: Idea Conver Button Disable

    Posted 07-14-2015 12:16 PM

    Only Approved Ideas could be converted. Play with Idea Status and see if you give some different status (Probably you could introduce new one for your purpose) and see if that takes away 'Convert' button. In that case, you could create a process or trigger to update status once Idea is converted.


    There is XSL option but not sure you could configure it to hide it for some conditions:


    Location: /opt/niku/clarity/META-INF/pma/vxsl/idea

    File: ideaProperties.xsl


                <xsl:if test="/data/ideaRights/@showConvert='true' ">

                  <action type="button" id="convert" actionId="pma.ideaConvert">

                    <label value="Convert" xml:lang="en"/>

                    <data id="id" value="{id/@value}"/>

                    <xsl:if test="string-length($returnTo) &gt; 0">

                      <data id="return_to" value="{$returnTo}"/>




  • 5.  Re: Idea Conver Button Disable

    Posted 07-14-2015 08:20 AM

    Thanks Nipun for your response, But the requirement is "Convert button should be available" but for only one time.

    In the thread you shared, It says to disable/convert the Convert Button.

    We do not want an automated process for Idea Conversion, We just want Convert Button for first time when Idea is getting converted first time.

    Next time onwards, Even if Convert button is there we want an error message saying "This Idea is already Converted to Project".

    Something Similar

  • 6.  RE: Re: Idea Conver Button Disable

    Posted 10-30-2019 03:03 PM
    The above mentioned workaround will work on SaaS Environment ?

  • 7.  RE: Re: Idea Conver Button Disable
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 11-03-2019 02:33 AM
    This is done using the change in file system which is not a possibility in SAAS platform

    Thanks & Regards
    Suman Pramanik
    Principal Support Engineer | Customer Success & Support, Enterprise Software Division