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2111241 - Unable to Maintain an Existing Holiday Calendar due to an Exception


Your requirement is to update the Holiday Calendar for country XYZ (where XYZ represents a country). Upon saving the required changes to the Holiday Calendar, system throws an exception:

Initialization Failed
An unhandled exception occurred.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Overview view
  3. Search the activity Working day calendar and select the button Change immediately
  4. Select hyperlink Maintain an existing holiday calendar
  5. Select the respective Holiday Calendar to be maintained
  6. On the left section, select the row of the holiday to be changed
  7. Select Edit
  8. Select a holiday Type to define how the holiday should be calculated
  9. Select the desired target date and select OK
  10. Move the row changed to the right selection, to appear in the Selected Holidays list
  11. Go to the next phase and confirm your changes
  12. System throws an exception


When editing an existing holiday, you may have deleted or overwritten a holiday in the Holiday Calendar for the respective country.


When editing an existing holiday, do not delete or overwrite a holiday, because it could already be used by other processes like for example the computation of holidays for employees.

In the fine-tuning activity Working Day Calendar, when you edit a holiday from the List of Holidays, you can select the Type of the holiday.

When the type Floating Holiday is selected, you should not overwrite an existing date, but add additional dates for subsequent years via the Add Row button.

When the type Fixed Day of Week is selected, for example, in case you want to define a holiday for the 4th Friday in December, then from the List of Holidays, select the holiday which you created for the 4th Friday in December. Edit it and select the type Fixed Day of Week and enter the holiday rule only once which will be valid for all years.


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