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2871128 - Error saving position "???Exception thrown in rules execution???" - Employee Central


When you try to save a position change the following error appear:

"???Exception thrown in rules execution???"


  • SAP Cloud Support Employee Central
  • Metadata Framework

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Position Org Chart/Manage Position/Manage Data
  2. Click on Make Correction or Insert New Record
  3. Make any change
  4. Try to save it

Result: ???Execution thrown in rules execution???


Possible cause is that there is a rule been referenced in the Position object definition structure which does not exist in the system anymore. To confirm the cause please follow below steps:

  1. Go to Check Tool
  2. Choose "MDF Extension Center" as Application
  3. Click on Run 3 Checks
  4. Expand MDF Extension Center
  5. Expand Object Level Issues
  6. Click to see the errors on Valid rules assigned to MDF Objects

Result: [rule internalCode] The rule is used for the event X in the object Position.     This rule does not exist


Create a ticket for Support Engineers to run a script and remove the rule reference.

Possible workaround is provided on - 2534228 - Exception thrown in rules execution on modifying position/mdf object

See Also

 2534228 - Exception thrown in rules execution on modifying position/mdf object


rule, mdf, issue, position, execution, thrown, exception, invalid, , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem


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