Unifier Error: "Data Element XXXX Does Not Exist in the Design of Shell Type XXXX" When Setting BP to Complete (Doc ID 2005889.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera Unifier - Version 9.7 and later
Primavera Unifier Cloud Service - Version 9.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to change the status from draft to complete, the following error occurs. The error notes that certain DEs do not exist in shells that no longer exist.

ERROR
-----------------------
Data element <XXXX> does not exist in the design of shell type <XXXX>

For example:
1 - Data element <Division> does not exist in the design of shell type <Buildings> - Error - Configuration
2 - Data element <Building_Name> does not exist in the design of shell type <Buildings> - Error - Configuration
3 - Data element <Region_Name> does not exist in the design of shell type <Regions> - Error - Configuration

STEPS
-----------------------
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Set the BP from Complete to Draft.
2. Attempt to change status from Draft to Complete.
3. Error occurs.

BUSINESS IMPACT
-----------------------
Due to this issue, users cannot update the BP with any new data such as new DEs.

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms