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2813342 - Error in Report Forecasted Demand: An Exception Was Raised


You are running the report Forecasted Demand (technical ID HCMRPMU02_Q0001) or Forecasted Utilization (technical ID HCMRPMU01_QICP001). However when using specific key dates, like for example Last 3 Months To Today or Last Day Of Current Month, you receive the following error message: 'An exception was raised'.

Alternatively, you may also see the message 'Key date must be later than current system date'


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work center where this report is assigned to, for example Project Management.
  2. Go to the view Reports and open this report.
  3. Enter a key date in the selection, for example Last 3 Months to Today.
  4. Click Apply.

You see on of the error messages.


This report has 2 restrictions on the key date:

  1. Since it is a forecast report, only dates in the future can be selected.
  2. Only time periods can be selected, not single dates. So for example "Next 3 Months From Today" is a valid selection, however "Last Day of This Month" is not valid since it is a single date.


If you would like to select different types of dates, you can create a report copy and change these settings. Please proceed as follows:

  1. Go to the work center Business Analytics, view Design Reports.
  2. Search for example for the report Forecasted Demand (technical ID HCMRPMU02_Q0001), mark the line and click New > Report as Copy.
  3. In step 1, enter a report name.
  4. In step 2, deselect the key figure group Forecasted Demand and instead, select the single key figures that are required.
  5. In step 3, make sure you select the characteristic Calendar Day, in addition to the ones you need in your report.
  6. In step 4, set the setting of this field to Using Variable.
  7. In step 5, make sure that the selection type is Any Selection for the Calendar Day field.
  8. Finish the report and assign it afterwards.


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