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2846265 - Invalid CLOCK TIME Argument Causing Job Information Import or Mass Change Failure with Error - Internal System error encountered while importing record


Job Information Import or Mass Change Error With Internal System error encountered while importing record

You would receive an application error when while importing job history.

The application error id would be accompanied by  = CLOCK TIME is not a valid argument

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Employee Central - Import data

Reproducing the Issue


  1. Go to import data
  2. Job information 
  3. Import 
  4. result: 
  5. clockDependent.png

Mass Change:

  1. Carry out a mass change for the Time Recording variant Field
  2. Submit Mass Change
  3. The Records are not created and no error is shown in the Job response


The value added for the Time Recording Variant was not correct the value "Clock Time" the correct value should be "CLOCK_TIME"



Use "CLOCK_TIME" as value for time recording variant in the import file or the Mass Change tool.

@Employee Central Product Support: See internal memo for further guidance


JobInfoTimeRecordingVariant, CLOCK TIME is not a valid argument, Import, job information, Time off, time-recording-variant, CLOCK TIME, CLOCK_TIME, RealTime Mode Import System error encountered java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: CLOCK TIME is not a valid argument at com.successfactors.absence.api.model.jobinfo.JobInfoTimeRecordingVariant.getEnum(, TIM-10691 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TIM , Time Off , LOD-SF-EC-EDP , Import Employee Data (EC Core only) , Problem


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