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2231522 - Workflow for National ID not working


  • An XML workflow configuration is not getting triggered when making changes to National ID information?
  • Why is my National ID Workflow not triggering properly?


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central
  • Workflow XML

Reproducing the Issue

  • Configure a workflow in the XML for the 'National ID Card' field 
    See my Example below:

    <!--National ID Information Change-->
              <equal id="" inverse="true"/>
              <equal id="nationalIdCard.card-type" inverse="true"/>
              <equal id="nationalIdCard.national-id" inverse="true"/>
              <equal id="nationalIdCard.isPrimary" inverse="true"/><!-- Use this rule to check for Nationality Change -->


  • National ID changes are country specific.
  • When configuring a workflow to trigger for this type of field via the xml, it has to be configured down to the country specific object
  • This can not be configured for the global object
  • Hence, the workflow rules XML should be configured accordingly down to the County Specific Object.


  • If you want to trigger Workflow with National ID (my example is for the country set as USA), the configuration in the workflow rules xml should be:

           <equal id="" inverse="true"/>

  • With respect to the above example (USA), the CSF Data Model should also have an entry for National ID for the country USA


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