FAQ 227: Budget--"No participants coded in the top group" error message


While attempting to run a budget routine to maximize principal employees, I keep getting a message that "There are no participants coded in the top group!".

I do have one principal coded and the source specs coded. Could you please help me figure out why the budget routine won't work?


Open the Owner Grid - be sure the Principal code is a 1 vs. a Y if you are using multiple tiers and User Defined Groups. Check to see if you need to input the override 415 amount. Make sure they have an eligible status code and correct entry date. The information on that screen may indicate that the HCE is ineligible, and as a result, is excluded from the test and the allocation.