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3018165 - [Onboarding] Onboardee Not Present in New Hire Data Review Tile after re-initiating from RCM


After Initiating Onboarding from RCM for a candidate, the candidate is not available in New Hire Data review Tile.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Initiate Onboarding for a candidate from RCM;
  2. Process object will be created for the candidate but the candidate will not appear in the New Hire Data Review Tile;
  3. Get the User Id for this candidate and search for the processes associated with this User Id;
  4. Two processes with the same User Id will be present in the system. One would be the cancelled process which has the end date associated;
  5. This stale process associates the end date for the newly created process(Known Issue);
  6. In BPE:Monitor Processes you will find the unfinished task associated with the Process Id due to an error;
  7. Provide the error id in your incident and SAP Support will review logs;
  8. The following error message will be visible to SAP Support- cannot insert NULL or update to NULL: PERSON_ID: line 1 col 1 (at pos 0).


The following root causes can be observed for this problem:

  • It is noticed that Employment Info is being tried to be inserted rather than updated.
  • The employment info which was present for the user had an end date. This could happen due to wrong mapping, or cancellation of Onboarding and then re-initiation from RCM, where the system picks the same candidate, even though we purge the employment info, the end date might not be removed. 
  • This is a known issue and Engineering Team is working on a fix for the same in b2111 release
  • When the end date is present, and when we get the current record of employment info during the HRIS Save , it doesn't return any value as the current date is greater than the end date in the Employment Info.
  • So when the employment info is tried to be inserted, and as it doesn't have person id, it fails.


The following workaround is provided by the Engineering Team-

  1. End Date in Employment Info for the User Id needs to be cleared
  2. For Production instances this can be done by creating an Service Request to clear the end date
  3. After the script run the BPE service task which has errored out needs to be restarted from BPE:Manage Process Tasks
  4. After this the candidate will be available in New Hire Data Review Tile

Engineering Team is working on a patch to fix this issue. Fix Version is b2111.

Please note that this workaround will only be applied to Production environments - Scripts should not be executed for test candidates.


Onboarding, Onboarding Initiation, RCM, New Hire Data Review Tile, PERSON_ID, end date , KBA , LOD-SF-OBX-RCM , Initiate onboarding from RCM , Problem


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