Category Archives: TCC

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TCC – ORA-00936: missing expression

So it turns out if you try to alias any projection with “Number” it will expect something and you’ll get the SAX error, in the profiler you’ll get this:

<Code>ServerError</Code>
<Subcode>itk:ExportQueryExecutionError</Subcode>
<Reason>An error occurred during the query execution: ORA-00936: missing expression</Reason>

Not sure if that error is thrown for anything else but this was the fix to my issue.

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TCC – List Of Escape Characters

Just a quick reminder if you’re converting UDF names retrieved from the custom dictionary, you need to code for the escapes:

_ = _5f

[space] = _20

/ = _2f

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TCC – Expected Elements

So I found myself having to create an export for only UDF’s and had to code it for the type coming out of the custom dictionary so that if it was a string it would output just the field and if it was a date it would apply a TO_CHAR function along with a date specification. As I hang my head in shame I did it in Excel because I didn’t have time to write the Python version of it and inadvertently misspelled field.

To make a long story short the GUI threw an error saying this is the list of expected elements, I’m sure this is somewhere in an XSD but it’s now here for reference:

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TCC – Time Offset

Sometimes you will notice some strange things dealing with time when using TCC and the LRD (last run date). You’ll find that even your export is scheduled for every 10 minutes you’re not getting the people that you just switched to the conditions of the filters. This is especially infuriating when you’re just bringing something to fruition and just testing.

The reason for this is that TCC by default is using [CURRENT_TIME] – 5 minutes for the LRD.

You can set this by adding a line to the *_sq.xml file advanced options with a value lrd.filtering.minute.adjustment.zone with the value being time in minutes.

This is documented on the MOS under Doc ID 1590569.1

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TCC – Sub IncludedIn SubQuery

I never thought that this would work but it seems to run just fine, putting it here for future reference. This returns candidates numbers that have an application to a requisition that’s posted, used for a T-XML candidate attachment export.

<quer:filtering xmlns:quer="http://www.taleo.com/ws/integration/query">
  <quer:includedIn>
    <quer:field path="Number"/>
    <quer:query projectedClass="Application" alias="sqMotives" preventDuplicates="true" pagingsize="1">
      <quer:subQueries/>
      <quer:projections>
        <quer:projection>
          <quer:field path="Candidate,Number"/>
        </quer:projection>
      </quer:projections>
      <quer:filterings>
        <quer:filtering>
          <quer:includedIn>
            <quer:field path="Applications,Requisition,Number"/>
            <quer:query projectedClass="SourcingRequest" alias="sqMotives" preventDuplicates="true" pagingsize="1">
              <quer:subQueries/>
              <quer:projections>
                <quer:projection>
                  <quer:field path="Requisition,Number"/>
                </quer:projection>
              </quer:projections>
              <quer:filterings>
                <quer:filtering>
                  <quer:equal>
                    <quer:field path="SourcingRequestStatus,Number"/>
                    <quer:string>2</quer:string>
                  </quer:equal>
                </quer:filtering>
              </quer:filterings>
            </quer:query>
          </quer:includedIn>
        </quer:filtering>
      </quer:filterings>
    </quer:query>
  </quer:includedIn>
</quer:filtering>
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TCC – Upgrade to 17

This post is to consolidate the information about the required update of TCC to version 17.x

TCC: Does TCC Need To Be Upgraded When A Zone Is Upgraded? (Doc ID 2086226.1)
This article addresses the question of whether TCC needs to be upgraded when a zone is upgraded.

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TCC – Languages and Codes

I’ve been driven crazy a few times trying to figure out which code goes to which language so here it is for future reference:
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TCC – Error: ‘Timestamp format must be…’

So I was trying to do a replace null on two date fields and render it toChar yyyy-MM-dd and it kept giving me the lovely ‘SAX parsing error’, looking in the profiler I get this reason:
Timestamp format must be yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss[.fffffffff]
After rearranging the order of the toChar and replaceNull and still getting the same thing, I finally stumbled on the answer which was to declare the projection as a toChar by adding:
projectedField=”RuntimeString:toChar”
To the projection attributes.
I’m not 100% sure why this has to be done but it fixed the issue so figured I’d post it here.

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TCC – Looping

There are times when you’ll want to loop through exports because the amount returned is going to be greater than 100k. There is two fold process here, in this section we’ll discuss how to set up an export configuration file for looping. Remember that you have to have the TCC custom steps in order for this to work.

Pre-processing:
1st step – com.taleo.integration.client.customstep.paging.PagingPreStep
Arguements –
pagingSize
100000
pagingFilename
[CFGFOLDER]\pagefile.pgn

Post-processing:
1st step – com.taleo.integration.client.customstep.count.ExportCountPostStep
Last step – com.taleo.integration.client.customstep.paging.PagingPostStep

There are no arguments for the Post-processing steps.
The batch file will need to take into account an if exists to look for the file, when the file is no longer there it should end the run.

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TCC – EEO Exports

Got tired of having to track this down every time I needed it so here it is.

Gender

<quer:projection id="idGender" alias="USAEEO2Gender" xmlns:quer="http://www.taleo.com/ws/integration/query">
  <quer:query projectedClass="Candidate" alias="EEO2b_Gender">
    <quer:projections>
      <quer:projection alias="EEO2b_Gender">
        <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Description"/>
      </quer:projection>
    </quer:projections>
    <quer:filterings>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,Question,Code"/>
          <quer:string>EEO2b Gender</quer:string>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="Number"/>
          <quer:field ownerQuery="NewHire" path="Number"/>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
    </quer:filterings>
  </quer:query>
</quer:projection>

Ethnicity

<quer:projection id="idEEO2EthnicityAnswerNo" alias="USAEEO2Ethnicity" xmlns:quer="http://www.taleo.com/ws/integration/query">
  <quer:query projectedClass="Candidate" alias="CandEthnicity">
    <quer:projections>
      <quer:projection alias="EEO2Ethnicity_AnswerNo">
        <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Description"/>
      </quer:projection>
    </quer:projections>
    <quer:filterings>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Question,Code"/>
          <quer:string>EEO2b Ethnicity</quer:string>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="Number"/>
          <quer:field ownerQuery="NewHire" path="Number"/>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
    </quer:filterings>
  </quer:query>
</quer:projection>

Race

<quer:projection id="idUSAEEO2RaceAnswerNo" alias="USAEEO2Race" xmlns:quer="http://www.taleo.com/ws/integration/query">
  <quer:query projectedClass="Candidate" alias="CandRace">
    <quer:projections>
      <quer:projection alias="EEO2Race_AnswerNo">
        <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Description"/>
      </quer:projection>
    </quer:projections>
    <quer:filterings>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Question,Code"/>
          <quer:string>EEO2b Race</quer:string>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="Number"/>
          <quer:field ownerQuery="NewHire" path="Number"/>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
    </quer:filterings>
  </quer:query>
</quer:projection>

Disability

<quer:projection id="idEEO2Disability" alias="USAEEO2Disability" xmlns:quer="http://www.taleo.com/ws/integration/query">
  <quer:query projectedClass="Candidate" alias="CandDisability">
    <quer:projections>
      <quer:projection alias="EEO2Disability_AnswerNo">
        <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Description"/>
      </quer:projection>
    </quer:projections>
    <quer:filterings>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Question,Code"/>
          <quer:string>EEO2b Disability</quer:string>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="Number"/>
          <quer:field ownerQuery="NewHire" path="Number"/>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
    </quer:filterings>
  </quer:query>
</quer:projection>

Protected Veteran

<quer:projection id="idEEO2ProtectedVet" alias="USAEEO2ProtectedVet" xmlns:quer="http://www.taleo.com/ws/integration/query">
  <quer:query projectedClass="Candidate" alias="CandProtectedVet">
    <quer:projections>
      <quer:projection alias="EEO2ProtectedVet_AnswerNo">
        <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Description"/>
      </quer:projection>
    </quer:projections>
    <quer:filterings>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="DiversityAnswers,PossibleAnswer,Question,Code"/>
          <quer:string>EEO2b Protected veteran</quer:string>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
      <quer:filtering>
        <quer:equal>
          <quer:field path="Number"/>
          <quer:field ownerQuery="NewHire" path="Number"/>
        </quer:equal>
      </quer:filtering>
    </quer:filterings>
  </quer:query>
</quer:projection>