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3307032 - Error opening bonus plan - Variable Pay


Error when trying to open a variable pay template from compensation home or when trying to open executive review.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Compensation Home
  2. Open variable pay template
  3. Error:

  4. Then go to Executive Review
  5. Try opening affected template
  6. Error:


That happens when the background section ID being used is disabled.


  1. Download the templates xml
  2. Search for tag <vp-background-element-id> and check the ID being used
  3. Then go to Manage Business Configuration
  4. Go to Background Elements under Employee Profile
  5. Search the element and enable it


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