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2233953 - Time Off issue while applying back dated leaves



System is not allowing to submit a back dated leave.


When we try to apply past date leaves the system keeps on loading, blocking the whole page.

But when we apply current or future date leaves, it gets applied successfully.


Employees able to apply for past dated, current and future leaves.

Employees should not be able to cancel past dated leaves.

Employees should not be able to cancel past dated leaves (such as ileave's start and end date).


Note for PS and CS:  Rule example in Time off handbook, last page - No Change of Time Off in the Past


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Business rule to prevent cancellation of back dated leaves attached to Employee Time object, were getting triggered even when trying to apply back dated leaves.

The intention of the business rule was only to prevent cancellation of leaves taken in past, and not to prevent applying back dated leaves.

The rule logic had to be fixed such that the conditions work only during cancellation.

It was modified so that it doesn't trigger during applying past date leave nor while admin is editing/modifying the past dated leave details.

But still the past leaves start and end date is editable by the employees and we need to restrict it.

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The prevent cancel leave rule should be added as a take rule in all the required time types, not in the Employee Time Object definitions, for it to work properly only while applying leaves.

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