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2318772 - Employee Central - Alternative Cost Distribution


This is a collection of useful articles related to Alternative Cost Distribution.

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Reproducing the Issue

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Before opening an case with Product Support

Please be sure that before you open a support case with Product Support, you have performed the following sanity checks on your configuration/data - bearing in mind most issues are due to a configuration issue -:

  • The feature is correctly enabled, as described in the related Implementation Handbook - Implementing Alternative Cost Distribution in Employee Central
  • Correct permissions are granted to the administrator/end-user to be able to use the tool (as specified in the Implementation Handbook-Enabling Alternative Cost Distribution)
  • Has the configuration changed recently?
    • Was it working before the recent changes?
    • Can the recent change be un-done so re-testing can be performed?
  • Can the issue be reproduced for just 1 or multiple admins?
    • If the issue is reproducible for all it is still likely to be a permissions issue.
    • If it seems to be related to 1 or a small admin population - the next step is to check and verify that the permissions are correctly granted.
  • Is the data correct? (Ensure that any recent configuration changes you have made have not caused any data inconsistencies)
  • Have you verified that, according to the related Implementation Handbook - Implementing Alternative Cost Distribution in Employee Central, the feature is configured according to Best Practices recommended in the handbook?
  • Are the custom fields you have added configured correctly and also enabled in the Configuration UI for EmpCostDistrbutionUI template?




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Tips & Tricks

Below are some tips and tricks recommended by Product Support, which you should consider first before opening a Support case

FAQ Index

The Alternative Cost Distribution feature is very simple in configuration, and typically there is not a whole lot that can go wrong with it. The most common issues are in fact configuration related.

The most common are noted below:

  • 2254967 - Pay Component field drop down list is empty for Recurring Deductions and Alternative Cost Distribution
  • 2315012 - Cost Centers are not filtered based on Company in Alternate Cost Distribution
  • 2362246 - Application Error when Editing Alternative Cost Distribution [People Profile - PP3]
  • 2733968 - Unable to save Alternative Cost Distribution when Percentage is set to "0"
  • 2423330 - Alternative Cost Distribution Portlet not Showing in Add New Employee Wizard
  • 2595130 - Unable to Save a new Alternative Cost Distribution Record for any Employee
  • 2555785 - Cost Center field (Page Icon) under Alternative Cost Distribution cannot be hidden
  • 2447539 - Unable to delete Alternative Cost Distribution record - "No permission to create object!"





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When opening a support case, please ensure the following information is attached to the case

  • Screenshot of the Error Message - also copy/paste the content of the error message to the case if possible (for JAVA errors or errorIds)
  • Timestamp - Copy/paste the text from the "Show version information" popup into the case
  • Is the issue replicable for all users or just some/one?
  • Screenshots of granted users Role-Based Permissions settings for Advances
  • Screenshots of UI configurations
  • Please provide detailed steps to reproduce the issue you are encountering - preferably including screenshots - Please make sure that the screenshot is full screen (meaning to show complete web page view)
  • When creating an issue, please answer following questions (answer whichever is applicable, if a question doesn't apply in a scenario then answer "Not Applicable"):
    • Did this issue start recently?
    • Was the same feature or functionality working before?
    • Is the issue reproducible for other users?
    • If the issue is related to a Picklist or Object field, then please attach an export of the Picklist/Object data




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