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2794368 - Mini 9-box rating showing blank


Mini 9-box rating showing blank for certain employees



Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to Employee Profile

2. Go to Talent Profile and look for matrix Grid Placement History

3. There is one big Matrix Grid Box that shows current rating but the mini 9 box below that has the same date range has blank placement


The start and end date for each record calculated for the Matrix Grid Placement History portlet are the placement effective dates and, therefore, they are not the same as the rating dates.


The start date of the Placement record is equal to the end date of the latest rating that makes up this placement. The end date of the Placement record is equal to the start date of the next placement record, as one placement is effective until a new placement takes place, or blank if the given placement record is the latest placement record.

Therefore, if you have the following ratings:

Rating Type

Start Date

End Date





3 - High




2 - Solid

 You will have the following placement record:

Start Date

End Date

Placement Label



Top Performer

Based on the rule mentioned above, we determine the effectiveness for a given period of time by the "End Date" of a rating. Suppose we have a performance rating with End Date 31/12/2012 and a potential rating with End Date 31/06/2013. In order to make both of the ratings effective (so that the matrix placement can be calculated), the placement's start date should be after the bigger date (31/06/2013). Following this logic, we get the start date of this historical matrix placement boundary. The placement's end date, in its turn, will be the next placement's start date, as the placement is effective until a new placement is calculated.

The last historical matrix placement is the most recent placement. Therefore, the end date for this record is empty, which means that the Matrix Grid Placement is still effective to this date.

See Also

Matrix Grid Reports - Matrix Grid Placement History portlets


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