Data Overflow Indicator (XX:OVERFLOW) is a defined field in the EH and PY extract files and identifies employees whose volume of history exceeds the maximum record length allowed (31748 bytes). Typically, this occurs when you are extracting history for a large range of dates.
Employees with data overflow have a value of X for the field, XX:OVERFLOW and will be missing data for the specified time-frame. Always check your extract files for employees with data overflow before using the file for reporting purposes. For example, the following report can be used to identify the name and SSN of employees with data overflow in an EH extract file:
TABLE FILE EH
PRINT EH:SSA EH:WNAME
IF EH:OVERFLOW EQ X
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Related Topic: Employment History Data Overflow
Last Updated: February 22, 2024