- Prevent users from editing benefits or cost data
- Display single-day tasks on the Gantt chart
- Ability to mark required custom fields
- Limit the length of text and text area custom fields
- Initiative completion history
- Issues Resolved
Prevent Users from Editing Benefit or Cost Data
It is hard to deal with accidental edit or delete, especially, if it involves crucial data such as the benefit or the cost series. In this version release, we are introducing a configuration setting that will enable you to prevent users from making accidental edits.
In Amplify, the data entry pages of a cost or benefit are available to any team member who has the 'write' permission on the benefit or cost object. This means that not only the owner of the benefit but any team member with the write permission can add, edit or delete the data points.
At some of our customer sites, it is part of the process to enable users to update benefit or cost values from time to time. However, we have some other customers, who totally rely on the fast-load function for benefit and cost data updates. The last thing you want, in this case, is to allow users to update the values that are directly imported from an externally maintained source.
The new configuration provides a solution to manage the second scenario.
Prevent Editing of Benefit Data
To prevent benefit plan, actuals or forecast data series for editing, we have introduced the following settings in the benefit classification form.
Prevent Editing of Cost Data
To prevent editing of cost values, we have implemented similar settings on the cost category definition page.
Display Single-Day Tasks on the Gantt Chart
If you create a task that has the same start and end date, it appeared as a milestone diamond on the chart, regardless of whether you set the 'Task Type' as 'Task' or 'milestone'. It is not possible to resize or mark the exact progress on a milestone diamond.
We have enhanced this behaviour. Now you can create single-day tasks and apply any progress percentage-value to it. Just ensure that the task type is set as "task", and it will show as resizable taskbar on the chart. You can operate it like any other task. However, instead of using the slider, you will need to use the grid or the Edit Task form to change the progress as the taskbar will be too narrow.
Ability to Mark Required Custom Fields
Custom fields allow you to capture additional data required for your business process or workflow. Amplify provides different custom field types that will enable you to collect various types of data.
The only limitation is, these are optional fields. There is no way to ensure that some of these fields contained values before they are saved. In this version, we are providing an option by which you can easily make custom fields required. Read more about it here.
If you change the settings of a field that is already in use, upon saving the changes, Amplify will display the names of objects where the field is being used. You can click on the name link to access and add values in the field so that the mandatory condition is validated.
Limit the Length of Text and Text Area Custom Fields
If you wish to set a maximum length for the number of characters that can be entered in a text or text area custom field, you can do so using the new setting we have introduced on the new custom field form. If you don't want to set a limit, enter zero in this field.
If you set a maximum length for a field that is already mapped and has existing entries that exceed the specified limit, you will be allowed to change the entry. When you make the changes to the field properties and click Update Field, Amplify will display the names of affected objects. You can click on each name link to access the field and update it to validate the field length limit.
Completion History For Initiatives
When an initiative is marked 'Completed', that transaction will appear in the History tab. The history page will display whether the change was performed by the integration function or a user. The completed date and time will also be captured in this page.
Read all about the History tab here.
We fixed a performance issue due to which the contents of the History tab was not loading.
|AMP - 656
When completed initiatives are later updated, Amplify resets the completed_at time to reflect the last time a change was made thereby showing wrong date and time of completion on the top banner. The banner will show the time when the initiative was marked 'Completed' and will not be updated based on any updates done to the initiative properties.
|When the difference between Plan and Actual is too small, the benefit progress gets rounded up to 100%. The fix will ensure that the progress will be 100% only if the actual value is greater than or equal to the plan.
|One of our customers wanted to modify the currency format to avoid decimal points. The prescribed method to achieve this is to use a custom translation for number.currency.format.preceision. However, when attempting to add a custom value, an error resulted.
|Updating a custom field does not update the last modified date for the parent item.
|The Workflows tab disappears if the user clicks on the Reports tab. The process at some of our customer sites required them to download and review a report before adding their approval on a workflow. But the Workflows tab disappeared when the try to access the report from within the Reports tab. Our fix will ensure that the Workflows tab is displayed at all times.