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3147195 - Time Recording is Grayed Out for Editing

Symptom

You are trying to correct or delete a time recording, but all fields and buttons related to it are grayed out.

Environment

 SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Time Administration work center
  2. Access the Employees work center view
  3. Select the relevant employee
  4. Click Edit
  5. Navigate to the Employee Times tab
  6. Select the relevant time recording
  7. All fields are blocked for editing; the Remove and Actions buttons are also grayed out and can't be clicked

The same behavior can be observed in the Edit Time Sheet work center view as well.

Cause

A possible cause for this behavior is that this time recording is linked to a project currently in status Stopped.

From a technical perspective, Stopped and Closed status have the same behavior, but Closed implies that the project ended successfully and Stopped means that it was canceled with a low probability of being activated. Hence, time recordings related to a Stopped project are blocked for any change because they are deemed as finalized.

Resolution

This is the standard system behavior.

If the project's status is reverted by using the Revoke Stopping action, the related time recordings will be editable once again.

Keywords

Time Recording, Grayed Out, Can't Delete, Can't Edit, Project, Stopped , KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions