3 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 11:46 AM by Tyler . RSS

ITSM 7 - Change - Task Orphans

Tyler .

Just an FYI ....
If you start creating a Change and then add Task(s) to the Change, but half way through you change your mind and you DO NOT SAVE the Change you will notice that all the Task(s) still exist (ORPHANS), but the Change does NOT exist.

I reported this to Remedy and they said "Working as Designed".

I'm not exactly sure how having ORPHAN records is working as designed, but they said it is.

  • 1. ITSM 7 - Change - Task Orphans
    vhiinnz NameToUpdate

    can someone please reply to this, have the same issue with problem management 7.6.03

  • 2. ITSM 7 - Change - Task Orphans
    Ashwanth Padmanaban

    i think there is an Sys Application Clean up form exists in ITSM that should take care of deleting the Orphan Tasks....


    what it does is there would be records residing on that Sys Application Clean Up form and an Escalation runs and updates that record and passes the trigger on to these child forms (like CHG:Associations, Tasks.... to figure out that if there is any Parent Object does not exist in the system and the Child remains in the Delete Mode, it would delete that record)


    This happens for the relationships but if this is not happening for the Tasks pls report to BMC, it has to be fixed in the similar way.

  • 3. ITSM 7 - Change - Task Orphans
    Tyler .

    I did report this issue to BMC and was told it is working as designed.


    However, this goes against basic database fundamentals of parent / child relationships and to never have orphan records.