ORA-01722:invalid number when try to update next_value in table per_number_generation_controls (Doc ID 2282822.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Human Resources - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3 version, People Management

When attempting to update employee number in table per_number_generation_controls with value T9001
the following error occurs.

ERROR
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ORA-01722:invalid number


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. run update statement in sql developer ->

 update per_number_generation_controls
 set next_value= 'T9001'
 where type= 'CWK'
 and business_group_id = 81


2. Error is raised -> ORA-01722:invalid number


BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot change employee number

Cause

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