We encountered this issue while testing HFM 188.8.131.52.000 and logged a case at Oracle Support. Consequently, it was fixed in HFM 184.108.40.206.100. We are now about to go live with HFM 220.127.116.11.500 and this is working. Which version are you on?
EDIT: As a "factory setting" of HFM transaction date is voluntary piece of information so I don't think it is possible to set it compulsary in any easy way.
We have just patched HFM with 18.104.22.168.500 as well, and issue has disappeared.
Thanks so much for your assistance
Glad to hear it works better now. We are also live now with the new version, let's see how it goes. If you are planning to use the ICT-module, it might be useful to check out the patch 18677766 which fixed quite obnoxious bugs in the module. It was released on May 13th.
Thanks Lauri. Just checked and we have not applied the patch. Will do so. Truly appreciate your help. Jeff