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3230605 - Recurring Deductions Error: Invalid amount, please enter a valid amount


When entering negative values in Recurring Deductions Amount / Percentage / Number of units the error is received once saved.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Recurring Deductions

Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to Recurring Deductions 

2. Try to Edit or Insert New Record

3. Enter any negative value in Amount / Percentage / Number of units field

4. Save

5. Will prompt Error: Invalid amount, please enter a valid amount


Deductions accept only positive values. A positive value here means logically deducting from employee.


Should you want to pay instead then use payCompRecurring. It is not possible to take negative values here nor in payCompRecurring.

This is an expected behavior. Recurring deduction/One Time Deduction does not allow '0' or negative amount

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A) Guide: Implementing Employee Compensation Data  Coefficient Value Field

If you enter a negative number in the Coefficient Value field that the system does not allow, you will see the following error message:

  • Negative values are not permitted for the Coefficient Value field

If you enter 0 in the Coefficient Value field, you will see the following warning message:

  • The percentage value you have entered in the Coefficient Value field is 0. To continue, select Yes. To make changes, select No

See Also

3159947 - Error: "Invalid amount, please enter a valid amount" while entering the amount as "0" or Negative value in


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