HCM 8.9 to 9.1 Upgrade Error: Numeric Value is required for Entry Type Constant (3000,793), When Editing a Converted Coverage Formula (Doc ID 1278317.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise HRMS Human Resources - Version 9.1 to 9.1 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The Flat Amount value in HCM 8.9, when zero is converted into a constant value of zero in HCM 9.1. In HCM 9.1, there is no need of adding zero Flat amount (Constant) value, thus, there is no need for it in the coverage formula.

For example, Coverage Formula is defined as Factor * Salary + Flat Amount.

Consider Coverage formula "(Base Salary) * 1) round" in 8.9. In this case, the Flat Amount value in HCM 8.9 is zero, So, after upgrade to 9.1, it would show up as "((Base Salary) * 1) + 0)round" (where 0 is the constant value for Flat Amount in HCM 9.1).

If a user tries to edit this coverage formula in HCM 9.1, they will see the error message  "Numeric Value is required  for Entry Type Constant (3000,793). Any constant that is built in a Coverage  Formula must have a  value greater than zero."

Instead, the upgrade scripts should have converted formula in HCM 9.1 such that it does not enter a zero value for constant and says "(Base Salary) * 1) round"


Steps to Replicate:
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. View one such Coverage formula in upgraded HCM 9.1 environment where Flat Amount value was zero in HCM 8.9 version
2. Within the upgraded HCM 9.1 environment, Go to: Set up HRMS> Product Related> Base Benefits> Rates and Rules> Coverage Formula Table
3. Notice the "zero" constant value being entered for coverage formula in HCM 9.1 which corresponds to the Flat Amount value of zero in HCM 8.9
4. If a user tries to edit this coverage formula in HCM 9.1, they will see the error message  "Numeric Value is required  for Entry Type Constant (3000,793). Any constant that is built in a Coverage  Formula must have a value greater than zero."

Cause

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