ORA-20001 A value has been provided for a non-enabled or non-existent descriptive flexfield segment (Doc ID 1437400.1)

Last updated on MARCH 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Human Resources - Version 11.5.10.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


When attempting to use HR_PERSON_API.UPDATE_PERSON, the following error occurs.

ERROR
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ORA-20001: A value has been provided for a non-enabled or non-existent descriptive flexfield segment



Steps to Reproduce:
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. Call HR_PERSON_API.UPDATE_PERSON to set the value of XXXX.

2. The flexfield is both enabled and displayed.

3. This is a newly created flexfield and the attribute hasn't been used before.

Cause

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