Agresso - Illegal Value for Department Error Project Master File

The symptoms of the problem

When opening any project in the Project Master File (PMF), users encounter the error message "Illegal value [xxx] for Department" where the value associated with the Project is specified where the brackets are indicated (see figure 1).

Figure 1 Illegal Department value

In addition to this error message, when a user attempts to select a valid Department value from the drop down menu in the Department field in the PMF, no Department values are available (figure 2).

Figure 2 no Department values in drop down menu



The cause of this problem is that a change has been made in the Company Information screen, but when the administrative user saved, the value in the current period field in tab 3 – Setup was saved as 0 (figure 3).

Figure 3 Current Period = 0



  1. In the affected client, click to expand the Agresso Common folder, then Fixed Registers, and double-click to open Company Information (figure 4) .

Figure 4 Company Information

2. Have a user with system admin access set the current Period to a valid Period value and save (figure 5).

Figure 5 set Current Period to valid Period value


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