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2208595 - Compensation - Missing budget section(s)


A manager is not able to see a specific budget section (Merit, Lumpsum etc) in Compensation worksheets. Additionally, this template has FBP (Field Based Permissions) enabled.

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Reproducing the Issue

The customer has the following Budget configuration with 2 sections - example:

  • One section -> Merit
  • Other section -> Lumpsum

Budget configuration3333.png


And the following FBP visibilities for the two fields being used in the Budget: Merit and Lumpsum.

Manager (e.g. Carla Grant) has no visibility for Merit but she has for Lumpsum;

HR Manager (e.g. Matheus Korndoerfer) has visibility for both fields Merit and Lumpsum.

Merit - worksheet design3333.pngLumpsum - worksheet design3333.png


  1. Launch a test form for the manager (e.g. Carla Grant)
  2. Proxy as her
  3. Open the Compensation tab
  4. Open the form

Carla Grant's Inbox - only Lumpsum budget appears

Carla's form - missing budget3333.png


5. Now send the form to next step - HR Manager (e.g. Matheus Korndoerfer)

Matheus's Inbox - both Merit and Lumpsum budget appear

Matheus' form - budget333.png


The root cause is because Carla Grant does not have FBP visibility for the field Merit - and HR Manager Matheus Korndoerfer does have.

Merit - worksheet design3333.pngLumpsum - worksheet design3333.png


Give FBP visibility for Carla Grant for the affected field Merit and relaunch the form.

Merit - worksheet design UPDATED3333.png


  1. Proxy again as Manager Carla Grant 
  2. Open Compensation tab
  3. Open the form.

Carla's Inbox - now both Merit and Lumpsum budget are appearing

Carla's form - budget UPDATED3333.png

See Also

2135479 / Permissions - Field-Based permissions using RBP – Compensation

2084157 / Budget – Compensation:


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