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2118734 - Error Message: Activity Not Valid - When Releasing Recorded Times


You are not able to save and release times even though Projects are released and Project Tasks are assigned to a Sales Order.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Home work center.
  2. Navigate to Self Services view.
  3. Click on Edit Time Sheet.
  4. Release the relevant tasks.

You get an error message: Activity not valid


In work center Business Configuration the Actual hours worked have to be activated and the Default values for time recording have to be maintained properly.



  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center. 
  2. Press Overview.
  3. Use an asterisk to search for all entries with Time Types <*Time Types*>.
  4. Click on Time Types - Germany (or respective country).
  5. Select Maintain Employee Time Types.
  6. Under Actual Hours worked, Service Activation the checkbox Time Sheet has to be checked.
  7. Click Save and Close or Close if checkbox is already selected.
  8. Press Activate for Time Recording Services.
  9. Choose Time Sheet.
  10. DE0001 - Actual Hours Worked must be shown in Activated Time Types.
  11. Go back to work center Business Configuration.
  12. Press Overview
  13. Use an asterisk to find entries with <*Time Recording*>
  14. Click on Default Values for Time Recording - Germany
  15. Default Value for Time Recording using Service Product must be Actual hours worked.


Time Type, Activity not valid,Timesheet , KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , Product Enhancement


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