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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.

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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.

You can choose a number from 0 to 5.

  • Settings from BCUI is all normal, DOUBLE data type and maximumFractionDigits is '5'
  • Same setting on data model XML
    <hris-field max-length="256" id="fte" visibility="view" maximumFractionDigits="5" allow-import="true">
    <label xml:lang="en-US">FTE</label>
    <label xml:lang="nl-NL">FTE</label>

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A)  Guide:  Data Model Field Information for Employee Central - Chapter maxFractionDigits

Guide: Business Rules Implementation Guide - Chapter: Round

See Also

  • 2879853 - Pay Component and Calculated Amount Rounding
  • 2459176 - Cannot round Pay Component Group Values
  • 2193766 - Numeric values in Compensation Information for employees are truncated to 2
  • 2537783 - How To Change Decimal To Integer


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