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EEC / EPC / ECA - In a Form, Look Up for Project ID or Contract Num Fields Throws "Business Unit Is A Required Field" Message. (Doc ID 2742500.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 14, 2021

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise FIN Project Costing - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
PeopleSoft Enterprise FIN Contracts - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When prompting for Project ID, or Contract Number on a Fluid Form, the following error comes up. These fields were added new to an existing form using the Form designer.

Replication Steps:

  1. Go to Enterprise Components > Forms > Define Prompt Records and add a couple of prompt records from Contracts and Projects. Component search records are CA_CONTR_SRCH_VW, PC_PROJT_SRCH.
  2. My Home Page > Design Forms. In the demo, the test was done using the form 'COURSE1000'.
  3. Check the Owner id and make sure the user who is designing the form has the role 'FORM_DESIGNER'. Check User Profiles > Roles for the user.
  4. My Home Page > Design Forms - Edit the form COURSE1000. Add a couple of Prompt fields and label them as Contract Num and Project ID. Make sure the Prompt records CA_CONTR_SRCH_VW and PC_PROJT_SRCH are used. The prompt control for contract uses OPR_DEF_TBL_CA/OPRID for contracts num and the prompt control for project uses OPR_DEF_TBL_CA/OPRID for contracts num and
  5. Complete the remaining steps of form design and activate the form.
  6. Make sure a user has the Project Costing Business Unit field populated for Project Costing User Preferences.
  7. Employee Self Service > My Forms - Fill out a new form. Select the form COURSE1000 and try prompting for the Contract Num field or the Project ID field.
  8. The “Business Unit is a Required Field” is received.

Replication Steps


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