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2863781 - Error Appears While Trying to Release the Project

Symptom

You have created a direct cost project which is in In Planning status. However when you try to release the project system shows an error message.

Error:
The action ACTIVATE is not possible. Refresh the screen and try again. If the problem persists, report an incident
You cannot start or release a project without an active baseline

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Project Management work center 
  2. Go to the Projects View
  3. Select the relevant Project 
  4. Select Edit and Project Plan tab 
  5. Navigate to Gannt Chart sub tab and Basic Data sub tab 
  6. Set the Project status as Start and Release 
  7. Error appears

Cause

1. The corresponding project baseline is in In planning status where system does not allow to release the projects without active baseline and hence the error message appears.

2. In the Project Types activity under business configuration work center, the Direct cost project is marked as Obsolete.

Resolution

You must allow the project type Direct Cost Project by removing check box for Obsolete & Save. Later you can active the baseline and project. To do so;

  1. Go to the Project Management work center 
  2. Go to the Baselines view
  3. Select the relevant Project ID
  4. Select Activate 
  5. Now go to the Project Management work center 
  6. Go to the Projects View
  7. Select the relevant Project 
  8. Select Edit and Project Plan tab 
  9. Navigate to Gannt Chart sub tab and Basic Data sub tab 
  10. Set the Project status as Start and Release

This will allow you to release the project.

Keywords

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Product

SAP Business ByDesign 1908 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1911 ; SAP Business ByDesign 2002