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2477506 - Automated Daily Hierarchy Adaptation job Overwriting Changes made to Reporting Hierarchy


  • The Automated Daily Hierarchy Adaptation job, when running, is overwriting the changes you have made manually to the Reporting Hierarchy in Job Information.
  • Can you run the Automated Daily Hierarchy Adaptation job and manually make changes to the reporting Hierarchy?


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Employee Central
  • Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Terminate a Manager in EC
  2. On Termination Transfer Direct Reports to a new Manager who is not a part of the Position Hierarchy.
  3. Direct Reports now have new manger outside of Position Hierarchy
  4. The Automated Daily Hierarchy Adaptation job runs and changes to Manger to the next incumbent in the Position hierarchy.


This is expected behaviour.


  • Currently you cannot provide any exceptions to this processing job.
  • If this job is scheduled to run then it will adapt all Hierarchy.
  • If you wish for the Position Hierarchy and the Reporting Hierarchy to be different then, we do not recommend using this job.


Hierarchy, Adaptation, Reporting , Daily Job, Reporting, Manage, Supervisior , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem


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