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2353405 - Define fields to be Copied in Position Org Chart - Employee Central


How to define fields to be copied when creating a new position from Position Organization Chart?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 
  • Position Management


You can define a business rule to define fields to be copied from the current position.

  1. Create a business rule with Default Position Attributes in Position Organization Chart scenario.


  1. Set up the rule according to the business requirement.
  2. Select this rule for the field Rule for Defining Copy-Relevant Position Fields under the tab UI Synchronizing in Position Management Settings. 



  • The field Higher-Level Position should not be included in the above business rule. The the higher-level position is derived from the position hierarchy automatically by the system when you create a new peer-level or lower-level positon in Position Organization Chart.
  • use the rule defined in position management settings under "Rule for Defining Copy-Relevant Position Fields" for the mass copy of a position. This does not work: this rule (Rule for Defining Copy-Relevant Position Fields) is only used for Add Peer Position or Add Lower-Level Position.
  • This rule only works for "Add Peer Position" and "Add Lower-Level Position" Functions.
  • It 's not for the "Copy Position" function :The copy function will duplicate the position fields from the source position (except position external code) and effective start date is always set as the display date of the position org chart.

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A) Guide :Implementing Position management

Chapter: Defining Fields to Be Copied

See Also

  • 2688210 - Position Copy Rule Creates an Additional Row
  • 2315948 - How to restrict access to Add Peer Position and Add Lower-Level Position options in Position Org Chart
  • 2353405 - Define fields to be Copied in Position Org Chart - Employee Central
  • 2717256 - Is it possible to limit the amount of positions that can be copied from the Position Org Chart?
  • 2300677 - How to Configure a Rule to copy data from Position to CompInfo fields during NEWHIRE


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