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Estimate roll-ups (sums) include hours for (filtered-out) cases

The way I use roll-up cases (a case with subcases) is that I'll have a (empty) roll-up case for a feature. Then I'll add subcases representing actual bugs/features/tasks, for a milestone. One roll-up case may have subcases pertaining to more than one milestone. Then I build a filter for a milestone that shows only cases for that milestone. I assign no milestone to my roll-up cases so they show up in gray in this filter.

When I view such a filter it does exclude certain subcases (good!). I expect the estimate contribution from those (excluded) subcases to be excluded from the estimate shown for the roll-up. However, it doesn't appear to work that way.

It appears that the estimate (with the sigma sign) on the roll-up case is based on all the subcases--not just those subcases selected by the filter.

Have you seen this behavior? Is it a bug? Are the reports affected e.g. burn down or completion date probability.
Bill Burcham Send private email
Friday, October 9, 2009
Hi Bill-
That is the expected behavior - a case will always show its full subcase sum if you see a summation icon. It's a tradeoff, but it seemed more consistent and less likely to cause confusion than the alternative. We just didn't want to be thinking to ourselves "Okay, this case SAYS it has an estimate sum of 32 hours, but does my filter include its subcases?"

Does that make sense?
Brett Kiefer Send private email
Thursday, October 15, 2009

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