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2469101 - How to perform a Mass Change Run to Position ?


How to perform New Mass Change Run to Position ?

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SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central - Position Management


You create a mass change run by going to the Admin Center and choosing ->Employee Files -> Manage Mass Changes for Metadata Objects.



Here's what the fields you see here mean:

  • Code

    Unique code for the new mass change run.

  • Name

    Translatable name for the new mass change run.

  • Object Type To Be Changed

    At this time, only positions can be processed in a mass change run.

  • Change Date

    This is the date on which the changes will take effect. All records (active, inactive, pending) valid from this date that match the IF condition of the Select And Update Rule are included.

  • Synchronize To Incumbents

    This indicates whether the changes in the position objects should be synchronized to the incumbents.

  • Execution Status

    This field shows the status of the mass change run:
    • Scheduled means that the mass change run is scheduled and will run soon

    • In Progress means that the mass change run is still running.

    • Executed means that the mass change run was successful.

    • Failed means that there were errors in the last mass change run.

  • Select And Update Rule

    Enter a rule that defines which objects are selected and what is updated. Use IF conditions to restrict the number of objects to be changed by this mass change run. Use Set statements in the THEN condition to define the new values of objects.

  • Execution Mode

           You can select Run or Simulate. When you choose Simulate, the mass changes are not saved, but you can see the result in the log. When you choose Run, the mass changes are executed and saved, and you can see the result in the log.

  • Log

    The log shows information about the executed mass change run. The information includes the number of updated and failed objects/records and CSV field with detailed information about each record.

    If you select Simulate or Run as the execution mode and then save the mass change run, the system triggers a QUARTZ Job (Name MassChangeRun_<Code><UniqueNumber>) that will process the change. So it may take a while before the run starts. You can review the status of the QUARTZ Job if you reload the mass change run in the Execution Status or the job directly by going to the Admin Center > Monitor Job

    After the mass change run has finished, the user who started the mass change run receives an email. The details can be found in the Log section of the mass change run.

Please Note:

Matrix Manager synchronizations will occur regardless of the option selected in the "Synchronize To Incumbents" field. Synchronizations of Matrix Manager to Job Relationships, is not dependent on the Position to Job Information sync rule. On Matrix Relationship imports the synchronization from Matrix Manager to Job Relationships will always occur. As the Mass Change tool uses the import framework, the same logic will occur when carrying out a Mass Change as an import.

See Also

Please review the following section of the handbook for further information on this feature: Employee Central Position Management - Mass Changes to Positions


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