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2438947 - Position Object Associations are not Validated on Position Imports


Position Object Associations are not validated when importing positions.
Associations for example Department to Business Unit are not validated on import, allowing for incorrectly associated objects to be imported.

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  • SAP Successfactors Employee Central
  • Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Import and Export Data
  2. Select Position
  3. Select your import file that contains invalid associations
  4. Click on Validate
  5. Go to Monitor Job and see the result


Object Configuration for Position is not setup


  1. Go to Manage Data > Create New > Object Configuration
  2. Select Position as the Object Type
  3. Set Validate Field Criteria to Yes
  4. Save


Please Note:

The Field Criteria for Generic Objects and Picklists are validated only. 
Foundation object field criteria is not validated.


Position Import, Association, Validation, MDF, generic object,  ECT-58437, XAF-9624 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem


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