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2354283 - EC Alert and Notification not Being Sent to the Members of a Dynamic Group


The members of the Dynamic Group used in a workflow as the recipients of a EC Alert and Notification are not receiving the corresponding alert and/or notification.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Configure a saveAlert Business Rule to trigger EC Alerts and Notifications
  2. Define a Workflow in the rule, which has a Dynamic Group as the Approver and/or the CC Role
  3. Trigger the rule 
  4. In the defined date no notification is sent to the members of the dynamic group 


There is a limitation when using EC Alerts and Notifications for EC Core Alerts, with regards to Dynamic Groups.
If you wish to use a Dynamic Group as either the Approver or CC role, then the Dynamic Group needs to be defined with in a Dynamic Role and this Dynamic Role needs to be triggered in the workflow in the approver and/or CC role sections.


You wish for the following Dynamic Group to be used in the EC Alert and Notification Workflow


  1. Go to Manage Organisation, Pay and Job Structures
  2. Create a Dynamic Role in which you include the wanted Dynamic Group, in this case Test Group


  1. Go to the wanted Workflow and add the Dynamic role in approver step and/or the cc role


  1. Save


SPECIAL NOTE: For MDF Alerts this has very different limitations - please refer to 2532558 - How To Configure MDF Alerts and Notifications for MDF Objects

See Also

2156278- How to set up EC Alerts and Notification using Business Rules


EC Alert and Notifications, Dynamic Group, Workflow, , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-ALR , Alerts & Notifications (saveAlert - EC Core only) , Problem


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