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2496218 - Cannot Add Peers to a Career Path in the Career & Development Module


  • Selected role already exists in the Career Path
  • In the SAP SuccessFactors Career and Development module > Career Path, you wish to add a Peer Role to the current configuration:

Career Path

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SAP SuccessFactors Career Development Planning

Reproducing the Issue

When adding a Peer Role that already exists in the path:


The system gives a popup:



This is expected behavior as a Peer Role cannot be added to a Career Path which already contains that Role


Only a Peer Role which does not already exist in the Career Path may be added.

  1. For example, select Peer Role from the dropdown > For example 'Financial Analyst':


  1. Select Financial Analyist.
  2. This does not exist in the above Career Path, so it will save correctly:



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