SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2772531 - [@RELEASE_1902] Undefined Application Error When Saving and / or Approving LOA Request / Workflow


An application error occurs in the following scenarios:

  1. Admin requests LOA on behalf of user
  2. User (Self) requests fails on approval

The following fingerprint may show on in the error log: fingerprint=cd0dd0da76a745e3ce9c96b9225a378b427cac4e

Note: You may also see a blank error message on submit of the LOA

Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.


Employee Central - Time Off

Reproducing the Issue

Scenario 1 (As Admin requesting Leave)

  1. Access Employee record as an admin
  2. Enter Time off data - eg any Leave
  3. Save the record - error message is generated. No save.

Scenario 2 (Approver)

  1. Access Employee record as Self
  2. Enter Time off data - eg any LOA time type
  3. Save the record > Workflow is triggered
  4. Approver attempts to approve - Error message is generated


The rule with that triggers and evaluates the request is corrupted.
In one of the previous versions/ time slices the "Rule Type" is empty / has a different value than other versions
For example "JOBINFO" as a rule type may be missing in one records

Latest version:

rule type 1.png

Previous version:

rule type 2.png

Background information:

  • It is not possible to create such kind of inconsistent data via our standard rules UI "Configure Business Rules".
  • The inconsistent change must have been done either via "Manage Data", or via import.


A patch has been scheduled for this weekend the 5th April.


Enter the same Rule Type that is found in other time slices/versions of the rule

For example, if the rule type in other time slice is "Rule Management", enter "RuleManagment" in all time slices
The rule type cannot be changed via the rules UI after the rule has been created to avoid such changes.

To apply change:

  • Go to "Manage Data" choose the object type "Rule"
  • Select the corrupted rule 
  • Change the rule type of the affected time slice  to "ruleManagement" to have the same rule type as in the other time slices. (may need to type in)


Time Slice, Time Off, Rule Type, LOA, Leave Of Absence, Application Error, RUL-6160,  fingerprint=cd0dd0da76a745e3ce9c96b9225a378b427cac4e, PTCH-29863, An error occurred when processing rules for the following element type (JOB_INFO) for these users, The rule with externalCode *** is corrupted. The fields [internalCode, code, scenarioCode, baseObject, ruleType] must not change for different time slices! , blank error for LOA, leave of absence blank error message , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TIM , Time-Off , LOD-SF-EC-RUL , Business Rules & Event Derivation , Problem


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