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2754447 - Error When Using Rules to Generate a Position External ID


A rule is configured to assign the external ID as the next number in a sequence, but the below error occurs when creating a new position.

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  • Employee Central - Business Rules & Event Derivation
  • Employee Central - Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a sequence
  2. Create a rule to choose the next number in the sequence for a new position
  3. Create a new position
  4. Error


The sequence that you are attempting to use is longer than the number that's a supported integer.


The business rule is also trying to apply a number that's too large : 300%08d = 30000000000



Start your sequence on a smaller number and ensure the rule is modified to reflect this.


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