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3143241 - Succession By MDF Position Ad Hoc Report: Application Error


The following error is received when previewing a Succession by MDF Position Ad Hoc Report:

  • errorType=SFDWRException


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Succession by MDF Position Ad Hoc Report via Report Center.
  2. Select appropriate columns needed for the report.
  3. Click Preview
  4. Application error is thrown


The reason why this error is being thrown when Previewing the Ad Hoc report is because the Position Object is not secured.  When the Position Object is not secured, users running the report will not be able to view Position Data because they do not have permission.


To correct this error, please take the following steps to Secure the Position Object via the Configure Object Definitions page

  1. Go to Admin Center> Configure Object Definitions.
  2. Search for Object Definition> Position.
  3. Click Take Action> Make Correction.
  4. For the Security Section, choose Secured as 'Yes'
  5. Permission Category Select "Miscellaneous Permission"
  6. Go to Manage Permission Roles, and grant Miscellaneous Permission 'Position' to necessary permission roles.
  7. After all above actions are done, please generate the report again.


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