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3426901 - Picklist drop down values not available within the object in Manage Data - Employee Central


When trying to select a value from a drop down within Manage Data, there are no options available to select.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Manage Data;
  2. E.g. Job Classification > Select the Job Classification;
  3. Click on Take Action > Make a Correction;
  4. Open a picklist drop down and see that no value is being displayed although a picklist is configured in the field within Configure Object Definitions > Job Classification.


Picklist effective date is after the record that is being edited within Manage Data.


Please check picklist effective date. In our example:

  • Picklist effective date is Jan 01, 2020 and the record within Job Classification is effective as of Jan 01, 1900. Result: no value will be displayed as the picklist will not be effective on the records' date.

  • When changing the picklist effective date to Jan 01, 1900, values are being displayed as expected. Another option to solve the issue is to create a new record after picklist's effective date.


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