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2435790 - PP3: Adding a Spot Bonus using the pencil/plus icon does not default/add a Sequence Number


When adding a Spot Bonus (Pay Component Non Recurring), using the Pencil icon or the Plus ( + ) icon, the system does not default/add a Sequence Number value to the Sequence Number field for that row




Employee Central 2.0 + People Profile 3 enabled

Reproducing the Issue

Add a Spot Bonus for any employee using Pencil to insert a new record and/or plus ( + ) icon. Then click Save.

Result: Sequence Number is missing for the new record


Now add Spot Bonus using the "Award Spot Bonus" button. In this case the Sequence Number is generated.



Caused by a code defect, which is fixed in the 1705 release (ECT-67632)


Work-around to prevent Spot Bonuses from being created with +/pencil icons

To create new Spot Bonus, you must use the "Award Spot Bonus" button or Take Action for now (until 1705 release) otherwise the Sequence Number will not be generated.

To deactivate the 'Spot Bonus Edit Action' permission in order to prevent users from using the pencil/+ icons and creating incorrect records, you will need to revoke the "Spot Bonus Edit Action" permission in the target Permission Role

  • Navigate to Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles > select the role to correct > click "Permission" button and navigate to Employee Data -> HR Information. Untick "Spot Bonus Edit Action", and then go ahead and save the Permission Role.



Further Information

  • Changing an existing Spot Bonus via the pencil icon will not correct it (if you change an incorrect record it will stay incorrect). This will be the case even after 1705 release.
  • Records which were created using the + icon prior to 1705 release are incorrect on the database and are not automatically corrected by the code update in 1705. Therefore the record should be deleted and recreated.

Simple Solution

The simplest way to correct these records is by exporting all of the Non Recurring Pay Component data for the employee (via Person and Employment Export Ad Hoc report) and re-importing ALL of this data via Admin Center > Import Employee Data - import should be performed in Full Purge mode to ensure all records get a Sequence Number.

See Also

2374676 - PP3: Adding a Spot Bonus using the plus icon does not add Pay Component Type field in Compound API output


Non Recurring Pay Component sequence-number Spot Award Employee Central ECT-67632 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-CMP , Comp Info,Recurring & Non Recurring , LOD-SF-EC-EDP , Employee Data Imports , Bug Filed


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