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2320204 - Mandatory fields within dependent portlet details area not checked or enforced.


When creating a new dependent within the dependent portlet; users are able to save the new dependent without going into the details section that has mandatory fields.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log into SuccessFactors;
  2. Go to employee personal information;
  3. Go to dependent portlet section and click edit;
  4. Create a new dependent filling in name, relationship etc without going into details section (clicking details button);
  5. Save this new dependent;
  6. Note how it saved the dependent just fine although there are mandatory fields within the details section.


Default Settings:

  • As per default settings, mandatory fields are only checked within the details section of the dependent portlet, when navigating into this details section.
  • So if you enter only the main information for a new dependent without going into the details section; these mandatory fields are not checked or validated.

Optional - Enabling Mandatory Validations:

  • You can enable a feature to apply validations to the details fields:
    1. Navigate to Admin Center > Company System and Logo Settings.
    2. Select Enable validations for mandatory fields in the Dependent's details section.
    3. Save your changes.

Further details can be found in the handbook.


ECT-41739, Enable validations for mandatory fields in the Dependent's details section, dependents, validation, manadatory, required
, KBA , LOD-SF-EC-DPD , Dependents Management , Problem


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