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2496919 - Warning Message "Value of Attribute Allow Import will be reset" when changing "Allow Import" to "Yes"


When changing the "Allow Import" attribute to "Yes" in the Manage Business Configuration, the system throws the following Warning Message:

"Please confirm the following automatic change(s) Field x: Value of Attribute Allow Import will be reset."


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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Manage Business Configuration

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Admin Center
  2. Search for Manage Business Configuration
  3. Select the section where the field is localted, for instance compInfo
  4. Go to the details of the field
  5. Select the option "Allow Import" to YES
  6. Hit Done and Save, you will receive the message: Value of Attribute Allow Import will be reset. 



This is an expected behavior. The "Allow Import" is only relevant for fields with the Visibility = "View". In case the Visibilty = "Edit", you can always import for that fields regardless of the "Allow Import" setting

If the field is set to Visibility = "Edit", ignore this Warning Message. If the field is set to Visibility = "View",  the Warning Message will not appear and "Allow Import" can be changed to "Yes".


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