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1579458 - Error Message "User is locking time data of employee" when Release Time Recording


You may get the below error message while releasing the time recordings in time sheet.

User is locking time data of employee

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Home work center.
  2. Select the Self-Service Overview view.
  3. Select the Edit Time Sheet link under the Time section.
  4. Record the times.
  5. Select the Release button and choose the Selected Week or All option.

System throws the above error message.


The issue is due to the fact that another employee (key user or time administrator) is editing your time file or time profile at the same time.


You can check with your colleagues to see if they are editing your time file or time profile. If yes, ask them to exit the editing then you can continue your time recording.


KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , Product Enhancement


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