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3386930 - Error 'null' while recording the timesheet of an employee


  • Error null is thrown when employees try to record their timesheets and click on the save button.
  • Employee not able to record the timesheet because of null message


  • SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central – Time Sheet

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Employee records timesheet hours for a particular week. 
  2. Clicks on Save button.
  3. Error 'null' is shown.


Employee time object has a field which is set to mandatory


  1. Choose Admin Center.
  2. Go to Configure Object Definitions.
  3. Edit the Employee Time object definition.
    1. For the fields (including the custom fields) with a mandatory entry (Required = Yes), choose Details.
    2. Set Field Id to timeType.category.
    3. Set value to Absence.

See Also

Avoiding Time Off Custom Field Issues


KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TMS , Time Sheet , LOD-SF-TTR , Time Tracking , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking all versions