Nearly all of the companies I'm applying or plan to apply to use some kind of online platform where applications should be uploaded. Typically that means entering most of the information that is contained in your CV into an online form and uploading your cover letter, resume, and copies of certificates. The rationale behind this doubling between resume and the online tool is nicely described in this answer. Also, some of the companies explicitly state that not your resume but the information entered into their online form is used for the initial screening of applicants.
My problem is that I'm just about to finish my PhD and unless hell freezes over it is sure that I will get that degree, it's basically only a matter of the grade it will be given. However, in fact I don't have it yet. In my cover letter and resume I can easily deal with that by giving additional explanation like "expected by 'month/year'" or the like.
But how should I deal with that when entering my information into such an application platform where I can only enter information like name of the degree, institution, grade but no additional explanation? If I enter it as if I had it already – of course with a corresponding explanation in cover letter and resume– I might be considered (mildly) cheating. If I leave it out, chances are high that I don't even pass the first screening since I seemingly do not provide the required degree.
In case that it might make a difference: the positions I'm referring to are based in Germany or at least in German-speaking countries.