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2560862 - Error in UI related to "Importing Parameter"


You are executing some steps on the UI (Edit, Save, Create, Delete or Custom Action) and you receive the error message:

"Importing parameter PARAM is initial"  or "Invalid importing parameter PARAM"

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  • SAP Cloud Applications Studio
  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue


  • You have created a Solution in the Cloud Applications Studio.
  • You have created a Custom Business Object or Extension Business Object.
  • You have created a Script File for your Business Object.


You are using SAP Built-In Functions in your custom script where one or more of the importing parameters have not been given a value. For example, for cdate = this.ADate.Delta(this.BDate, true), the Error Message "Importing parameter DATE2 is initial" tells us that this.BDate is initial.

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  1. Perform a trace in the Cloud Applications Studio to see what custom scripts are being called.
  2. Debug the scripts and check for Built-In Functions used in the code.
  3. If you have corrected all importing parameters for the Built-In Functions and the error is still raised, please open an case with SAP Product Support.

See Also

Check section SAP Built-In Functions Reference in the SAP Cloud Applications Studio Documentation. There you can see all supported Built-In Functions and the required parameters.


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