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2229595 - Customized Search Selectors - Cannot search for any users on Learning Administration


  • When searching for any user in Learning Administration, no results are displayed, not even the message 'There are no records found'.
  • The following error message is displayed when clicking on a recent user from the Recent Window (Bookmarks > Recent):
    • "Failure: [FaultEvent fault=[RPC Fault faultString="com.plateausystems.elms.framework.snapshot.api.SnapshotException : com.plateausystems.elsm.util.helper.ElmsUncheckedException: java.sql.SQLException: SearchPickerTagDropDownHelper.getSearchDynaResults(): unable to get dynamic results for search. Error msg is java.sql.SQLException: Invalid column name: GAMIFICATION_STUD_ID" faultCode="Server.Processing" faultDetail="null"] messageId="40F1B0AA-AD0C-7E09-403F-D142FB12B65A" type="fault" bubbles=false cancelable=true eventPhase=2]"

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login as an Administrator on LMS environment
  2. Navigate to Users > Users
  3. Proceed on any search or just click on the Search button


A customized user search selector has improper configurations.


If you are using customized search selectors, you should reach out to SAP Professional Services to assist.

  1. Navigate to System Admin > Configuration > Search Selectors
  2. Look for 'User' and Edit it
  3. On the Selector field, look for ‘selectClause.mainSqlClause’
  4. You will see a long search criteria. You should add on the end of this search criteria the following: PA_STUDENT.GAMIFICATION_STUD_ID
  5. Please use a comma to separate the last search criteria to that one.


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