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2443566 - Unable to the Hide "Edit" or the "Pencil Icon" in the Job Information Block


  • The Edit/Pencil cannot be hidden in the Job Information block
  • If hidden, Take Action update functionality is not available

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  • In PP3, the Edit link/Pencil Icon cannot be hidden in the Job Information block as it is tied with Take Action permissions.
  • This is another way to create a transaction along with the Take action option.
  • It isn't possible to have the Take Action permission without the Edit/Pencil button.
  • The ESS edit permission can be controlled via Role Based Permission, but MSS cannot be controlled.
  • The same logic applies for other blocks/portlets such as Compensation Information and Job Relationships.

See Also

KB article 2185734 - Disable Edit Mode in Job History


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