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On File Mapping Definition for Common Application, Error Displays on Preview Data Tab After Clicking Button: 'Missing value for required field EXTERNAL_SYSTEM on staging table SCC_STG_EXT_SYS, file row number 1 (14015,632)' (Doc ID 2930777.1)

Last updated on MARCH 17, 2023

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Recruiting and Admissions - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On the File Mapping Definition Component, after completing the setup for a new mapping for the Common Application Context Definition - for Admissions application processing with File Parser - the following error occurs when attempting to preview the data on an attached file:

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

  1. Navigate to Set Up SACR > System Administration > Utilities > File Parser > File Mapping Definition.
  2. Create a New File Mapping Definition, using the delivered 'Common Application' context definition.
  3. Complete the setup on the File Layout and Mapping tabs, including at least one row for the tables SCC_STG_CONSTIT, SCC_STG_EXT_SKY and SCC_STG_EXT_SYS.
  4. On the Preview Data tab, click 'Add Attachment' to upload a sample data file.
  5. Click the 'Preview Data' button and the error displays on the page.




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