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2997223 - Foundation Object (FO) / Generic Object (GO) Invalid external code in EC portlets


Error message appears during edit and save of EC portlets like Job Info, Comp Info, Global Assignment, Termination, etc.:

“xxx is an invalid external code for xxx. You can validate the external code using the Foundation Object AdHoc report or Manage Organisation, Pay and Job Structures page. For Generic Objects, refer to the Manage Data page. In case the value is correct, verify that it is active as of the start date” appears when doing a change in Job Information or terminating a user."


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b2011, 2H 2020, external code, ECT_service_layer_HRIS_ERROR_INVALID_EXTERNAL_CODE_FOR_JOB_VALIDATION , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-JOB , Job Information , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , Problem

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