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Unexpected Behavior of 'Fill Down' on Standard (HTML5) Views. (Doc ID 2360347.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 17.12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Description:
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Fill down operation is behaving unexpectedly on the HTML5 based pages of P6 EPPM. This includes User Administration, Resource Administration, Project - Activities (Standard View) among others. Last selected value is getting filled & not the top most or first selection.


EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Topmost record's value should be Filled down to all the other chosen records. This is what the documentation says & this is the behavior seen on 'Classic View' (Java applet).

Grid View Format of the Standard View of the EPS Page (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E80666_01/p6help/en/helpmain.htm?toc.htm?91786.htm)

Fill Down: Copies the data from the top project or EPS selected to all other selected Projects or EPS nodes in the selected column. Use CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple Projects or EPS nodes.

Grid View Format of the Standard View of the Activities Page (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E80666_01/p6help/en/helpmain.htm?toc.htm?90145.htm)

Fill Down: Copies the data from the first Activity or WBS selected to all other selected Activities or WBS nodes in the selected column. Use CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple Activities or WBS nodes.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

Standard View / HTML5:
1. User selects multiple cells of a column.
2. User right-clicks on a cell and selects Fill down from right-click menu.
3. Right-clicked cell value is filled in all the cells selected. Right-clicked cell may lie at any sorting position/rank in the grid.

Classic View / Applet:
1. User selects multiple cells of a column.
2. User right-clicks on a cell and selects Fill down from right-click menu.
3. Top most cell value (as per grid sorting) is filled in all the cells selected.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, the official documentation is misleading the users.

Cause

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