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2650473 - Error When Last Approver Approves a Workflow


Error when last approver approves a workflow

Click 'Approve' in Approve Requests


An error occurs

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Possible causes

  • RBP: Last approver doesn't have sufficient permissions to do the changes
  • Data issue: Corrupted data, incorrect associations, incorrect mapping from RCM or OBD
  • Rules: OnSave rule fails



  • 2619090 ChangeSet index 1 - could not execute query error when approving index
  • 2334908  Error on approving global assignment workflow

Data issues:

  • 2379964  ERROR: Unable to Save or Approve a Rehire Request - Application Error or JDBC Batch Update Error
  • 2532512  Position Management: Troubleshooting "error occurred while transitioning workflow" in position changes
  • 2224560  Application Error attempting to approve a position data change workflow request
  • 2608262  Application Error Approving Termination Workflow Request
  • 2207654  "???COMMON_error???" error message occurs when trying to approve new hire in Employee Central
  • 2508822  Cannot Update or Approve a Termination Workflow
  • 2333637  Application error while approving new hire workflow
  • 2520819 - Application Error when hiring new employee from Manage Pending Hire

Known System Issues:

  • 2633574 - Application Error when trying to approve a Hire/Rehire Workflow


Remove all onSave rules and test if the error still occurs. The add one rule after the other and test each time until the rule that is causing the issue is identified


Last approver workflow error, hire, rehire, workflow, permission, role, RBP , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , LOD-SF-EC-HIR , Hire & Rehire Wizards , LOD-SF-EC-HIR-NEW , Add New Employee Wizard , Problem


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