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Configuration – Modify existing system messages

Oracle HCM provides lots of pre-defined messages which are triggered/displayed in UI on various actions. For example, if you are trying to hire a new person on a position which doesn’t have the vacant FTE, system will throw below warning message:

However, in this particular scenario, business wanted to see an Error message instead of Warning. This can be achieved easily, using “Manage Messages” task under “Setup and Maintenance”.

However, before using Manage messages task, one should know the message number or message name to search. The message name/ message number can be found by running a quick query on fnd_messages_vl:

select * from fnd_messages_vl
where upper(message_text) like 'THE%POSITION%HAS%FUTURE%INCU%'

This will return you the list of all messages which matches the given text:

One we are looking to modify is – 1532361/PER_EMCOR_NO_HC_NO_FTE_FUTURE.

Note it down and open Manage Messages task. Enter the message number and click on search:

Click on edit icon to edit the message:

On edit screen, you can change message text as well as message type:

Change the type to Error and save the changes:

Please note that there are certain messages on UI which are not available in manage messages. To edit those messages, User Interface Text tool can be utilized:

Configuration – Using User Interface Text

User Interface Text is a tool provided with Oracle Fusion Applications which can be used to replace any words/sentences across the application. For example, you want to rename Worker to Employee, then you can make use of this tool.

To make use of this tool, you have to first create a sandbox and then add User Interface Text tool in it. Then test your changes in sandbox mode. Once you are satisfied, you can publish your changes.

  • Navigate to User Name -> Settings and Actions -> Administration -> Edit Pages
  • Click on Activate Sandbox:
  • Click on ‘Create Sandbox’. Give a name and choose ‘User Interface Text’ tool:
  • Click on ‘Create and Enter’ button.
  • Click on User Interface Text:
  • In the Find text box give the string you want to search and in Replace text box give the text which you want to display and click on Search button:
  • The result will show all the places where it finds the string:
  • Check the other tabs as well for results to see the texts which will be replaced:
  • Click on ‘Replace Strings’ button if you want to proceed ahead with the changes or click on ‘New Search’ to start a new search:

Please note that initial search button will not get enabled unless you supply both (search and replace) values.