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2888553 - Error Message: "Time Agreement Item Deletion Not Possible; Employee Times Exist" While Creating new Time Profile


Upon the attempt to create a new time profile via master data replication, you get the following error message: "Time Agreement Item Deletion Not Possible; Employee Times Exist".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Master Data Replication work center
  2. Select the Employee List view
  3. Search for Failed/Not Started replications
  4. Find the failed attempt with the error message: "Time agreement item deletion not possible; employee times exist"


With the replication request, a time profile with a shorter validity period than the existing time profile is provided. But times for the original time profile exist in the system.


  • New Time Profile: 01.01.2020 to 01.08.2020
  • Original Time Profile: 01.01.2019 to unlimited
  • Employee times exist in 2019

This is not a valid scenario. Therefore the system does not allow the new replication request.


  • You need to ensure that the new time profile is reflecting all employee times in the system.
  • You need to validate the time administration validity date coming from the Employee Central system in the replication request and then replicate the same validity.


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