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3408824 - "X is a required field and cannot be blank" error while editing work order - Employee Central


Error occurring while editing work order for contingent employee: X is a required field and cannot be blank, however, the field is not set to mandatory for contingent workers.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Employee Profile
  2. Try to edit the work order of the user
  3. After saving, error is displayed, for example: "Pay Grade is a required field and cannot be blank".


The field is set as mandatory in the global element (jobInfo, employmentInfo), but as non-mandatory on the person type Contingent Worker (jobInfo_contingent worker, employmentInfo_contingent worker).


Our engineering team confirmed issue will be fixed on 04 Mar 24 for preview and 15 March for Production instances.

See Also

Person Type in BCUI | SAP Help Portal


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