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1236390 - Error Message 'Enter a Valid Unit of Measurement' Occurs When Posting a Manual Adjustment to a Time Account


When you are entering the adjustment for a vacation time account, an error occurs: 'Enter a valid unit of measurement'.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Time Administration work center.
  2. Go to Employees view.
  3. Select the relevant employee and click Edit button.
  4. Go to Time Account Balances tab.
  5. Select the Time Account and select sub-tab Adjustments.
  6. Click Add Row button and fill in the details.
  7. Click Save button.

The error 'Enter a valid unit of measurement' may appear.


The related Unit of Measure (DAY for example) is in status Blocked and needs to be activated in the Business Configuration.


  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select the current project and click Open Activity List button.
  4. Go to Fine-Tune tab.
  5. Search for activity Quantities and Units of Measure and select the link to open it.
  6. Select link Create and Maintain Physical Units.
  7. Select the relevant unit of measure and change the status from Blocked to Released.
  8. Click Save and Close button.


Unit of measurement, Adjustment, Time account Balances, Valid , KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , How To


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