How to delete Future records in HRMS

If you want to delete the future changes made in a record.

Employee had an assignment starting on 1-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-4712
Made a change on o1-Feb-2017 by mistake,
Now has 2 Records
1. 1-Jan-2017 to 31-Jan-2007
2. 1-Feb-2017 to 31-Dec-4712

Now we want to delete the second record in the system

Steps for Solutions –>
1.  Date track to a date before the date of the update.
Check that the Effective End Date is the day before the change date.
2.  Press the Delete icon.
3.  At the message ‘Do you really want to delete this record?’ click on ‘Yes’.
4.  You will get a list of options – ‘Next’, ‘All’, ‘Purge’.
Press ‘Next’ to remove the update.
Press ‘All’ if there are more that one updates to this record in the future and you want to remove them all.
Press ‘Purge’ to remove the record totally from the system (not what you want in this case).
You may not be able to do all 3 options in which case the unavailable ones will either not be shown or will
generate a meaningful error message.
5. When you have pressed ‘Next’ or ‘All’ the record will disappear from the screen and you should press Save.


Data link in Data Template

If you have multiple queries, you must link them to create the appropriate data output. In the data template, there are two methods for linking queries: using bind variables or using the <link> element to define the link between queries.

One way for doing it is using Bind variable. But sometimes this method may not work.


<sqlStatement name=”Q1″>
from scott.dept
order by deptno ]]>
<sqlStatement name=”Q2″>
from scott.EMP
where DEPTNO = :DEPTNUM ]]>



Using Link

<link name=”DEPTEMP_LINK” parentQuery=”Q1″ parentColumn=”DEPTNO” childQuery=”Q_2″ childColumn=”DEPARTMENTNO”/>



<sqlStatement name=”Q1″>
order by deptno ]]>
<sqlStatement name=”Q2″>
from scott.EMP ]]>
<link name=”DEPTEMP_LINK” parentQuery=”Q1″ parentColumn=”DEPTNO” childQuery=”Q_2″ childColumn=”DEPARTMENTNO”/>



Data Template error :The uploaded file is invalid. the file should be in xml-data-template format

While defining Data Definition

The uploaded file is invalid. the file should be in xml-data-template format.

Solution : Check if the Data Template XML file that is being uploaded is in proper XML format. Try opening the file in IE and check if it is coming in proper format or erroring out(or not in proper format).


Suppressing email notification from workflow

To stop mails from going to Roles, the following needs to be done.

This will send notification in the worklist but not send email notifications.

role_name => l_role,
role_display_name => l_role,
role_description => l_role,
notification_preference => ‘MAILHTML’, /* pass NULL for this*/
— email_address => l_email,
status => ‘ACTIVE’,
expiration_date => NULL

Unable To View workflow Status Diagram

Unable To View workflow Status Diagram

When pressed on the click Here link the below error message displays:
oracle.apps.fnd.framework.OAException: java.lang.NullPointerException ( and it displays lot of lines with the exception message)


Set the profile option Server Timezone at Site level (should be set to the value of database timezone) and Bounce the Apache Server