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2379973 - No warning message when users nominates incumbent as a successor of their own position in Succession Org Chart


When users nominate themselves for their own position - user is the incumbent of the position -, the system does not display an info message warning the user about the action. The system lets the user complete the action, and they are presented as successors of their own position.

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SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Succession > Succession Org Chart;
  2. In the Position Card, click "Add Successor";
  3. Search for the incumbent of the position you are nominating to;
  4. Select the nomination details (Readiness, Notes...);
  5. Save the nomination;
  6. No warning message is displayed and the system lets you complete the action;
  7. The incumbent is shown as the successor of their position:



This is a current limitation of the system.


Engineering Team is already aware of this limitation in Succession Org Chart and they are working to enhance the product, to display a warning message when trying to add the own incumbent as successor of the position (SCM-9928).

If you feel that this functionality are required based on your business needs, we would recommend you to add your vote this as an idea in customer community (Request ID: 300166).

Our product management will review it and based on number of likes (influence) it may be considered as enhancement.

See Also

For information on how to submit ideas in Success Factors, kindly refer the KBA 2090228 - How to Submit Ideas for SAP SuccessFactors Products - SAP ONE Support Launchpad.


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