HR_EMPLOYEE_API.CREATE_EMPLOYEE (Employee Creation API) in "MultiTenant" Environment Error with: ORA-20001: SQL_PLSQL_ERROR: N, ROUTINE, HR_SIGNON.INITIALIZE_HR_SECURITY (Doc ID 1566054.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Human Resources - Version 12.1.1 to 12.1 HRMS RUP7 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to create an employee using API HR_EMPLOYEE_API.CREATE_EMPLOYEE in the "MultiTenant" environment, the following error occurs.

ORA-20001: SQL_PLSQL_ERROR: N, ROUTINE, HR_SIGNON.INITIALIZE_HR_SECURITY, N, ERRNO, -20001, N, REASON, ORA-20001: The business group specified is invalid

Cause: You have specified an incorrect business group identifier or name.

Action: Correct the business group value or call your local support representative.


Creation of person using forms (PUI) has no issues.


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