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2606547 - An Application Error Occurred During Hiring Process


When performing a New Hire, either via the New Hire Wizard or Manage Pending Hires, the following error occurs after choosing Continue or Submit at the Compensation Information screen:

An application error occurred. Please try again later, or notify support (with the error information of errorId=8a95bc2c-2d0a-4d4e-ada9-6739b4051ba3, timestamp 2018-02-08T20:24:54.667+0000, and the version information from the current screen) if the issue keeps occurring.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core
  • Employee Central


In this scenario, a userId is being generated; however the IDs being generated already existed in the system.


This userid can be set by one of the following, please review and correct:

  • The value is set by the Next Person Id  in "Company, System and Logo Settings", here the value needs to be set to one which is not already used.
  • A Business Rule is used to set the value, here the value needs to be set to one which is not already used. 
    Please review the following KBA for further detail on this business rule:
    2418814 - How to configure an MDF Sequence object and Business Rule to auto-generate Person ID during Hire
  • If rehiring a contingent worker as a regular employee, please make sure that the username you are adding has not been used as a username or as a user ID of the contingent employment

See Also

Note to Support Engineer - Splunk Log showed the following:

Wrapped Exception: Wrapped Exception: SQLException closing database connection while resetting multiple users password at


SF , success factors , EC , can't enter a new hire , can not create , ECT-92279, Error resetting multiple users password , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-HIR , Hire & Rehire Wizards , Problem


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