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2565391 - Error on generating document for any employee


Unable to generate a document, we get error as 'this._initValue is undefined' on clicking generate or download.


Employee Central - Document Generation

Reproducing the Issue

Go to Admin Centre > Generate Document > Select a template > Click on Download / Generate and Email > error pops up.


The placeholders in Admin Centre > Manage Document Template might have space at the beginning or after the end of placeholder. Example: [[ **] or [[** ]] [[ ** ]]:


PS: Space in placeholder name itself is allowed: like [[** **]]


Remove the spaces in placeholder names at the beginning and end of placeholder to correct the issue.

Also we do not recommend using special characters in placeholders name, like [[DD-MM-YYYY]], instead please use [[DD]]-[[MM]]-[[YYYY]] wherever possible.


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