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2397944 - Maximum Fraction Digits


When changing the maximum fraction digits for a field (example- FTE) into 7, system reverts the number of decimal places to 5.



Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to Admin Tools > Manage Business Configuration > jobInfo element

2. Change the Maximum Fraction Digits value to 7 for FTE field.

3. Save the changes.

4. Search for an employee and manually change the FTE with a value having 7 decimal places.

5. System immediately changes it to 5 decimal places.


This is an expected system behavior.


The possible values for Maximum Fraction Digits ranges from 0 to 5 only.

However, you may only use this property only to HRIS fields with the data type DOUBLE. If you do not use this attribute for a DOUBLE data type, the number is rounded to three decimal places by default.

If you define a negative value, the default value of 3 decimal places is used.



Maximum Fraction Digits, FTE, decimal places , KBA , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , Problem


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