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1579458 - Error Message "User is locking time data of employee" When Releasing Time Recording


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

"User is locking time data of employee"


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Home work center.
  2. Select Self-Service Overview view.
  3. Select Edit Time Sheet link under the Time section.
  4. Record the times.
  5. Click 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.


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


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