Over the last couple of weeks I’ve run into some goofy errors, one of which had me on the ropes for a couple of days. It turns out that certain words and certain characters can create issues that will generate some perplexing warnings at the time of integration.
On April 21st Deltek announced the release of a new version of Cobra, Deltek Cobra version 5.1. Deltek Cobra version 5.1 boasts over 150 product enhancements and improvements based upon the feedback they have received since the initial 5.0 release. I look forward to testing Deltek Cobra 5.1 and will be publishing a full Cobra […]
One thing to look out for when building a CSV file for resource loading is the presence of trailing spaces. Nasty little things when it comes to loading your ancillary file data into Deltek Cobra. A trailing space is the invisible killer of resource calculation files; as I’ve discovered recently.
There’s a lot of process and rigmarole involved in reporting variance as part of an Earned Value Management System (EVMS). We’ve witnessed many Control Account Managers (CAMs) trying to
Today, I finally got my finger out, and learned how to code a couple of simple macros that have saved me (and therefore my customer) hours
Deltek Cobra – Error updating RTD file: Sometimes you get one of those errors that you’ve never seen before and for all manner of reasons, the cause takes all day to track down. Try this one for size: [Error]Error updating RTD file:|Error: Connectivity error: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot insert duplicate key row in object […]
Imagine my horror as I watched my client’s Cobra production system open, with the Project list table completely bereft of the project we’d been working on for the last 7 months
For the most part, Earned Value Techniques (EVTs) on work packages are self explanatory; 50-50, 0-100, Milestone and so on. But a couple of them don’t behave as one might expect
There’s been some rumors kicking around that bulk loading of rates in Cobra 5.0 had some issues. Today I loaded a huge and complex rate CSV file that boasts over 10,000 rows. It took several days to develop the