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2526702 - Delete button in Successors Portlet does not delete immediately


When deleting nominations from the Successors Portlet in People Profile, the action is not completed when clicking the Delete button (trash can icon), only after saving the action by clicking "Submit".

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors People Profile

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Employee Profile;
  2. In the Successors Portlet, edit the nominations, by clicking the Edit button (pencil icon);
  3. A popup window is shown with all the successors, and you can expand each nomination to edit them;
  4. Delete a nomination by clicking the trash can icon (Delete button):


  1. The nomination is not deleted immediately, and the icon is only highlighted:


  1. The action is only applied when we click Submit;
  2. The nomination is then, deleted and the action reflected in the portlet:



This is the expected behavior of the Successors Portlet on People Profile.


To confirm the actions applied for the nominations in the Successors Portlet on People Profile, it is necessary to click Submit. The actions will not be applied immediately to avoid  saving actions applied by mistake for the nominations. This way, users can review the changes applied and make sure that the actions are correct.


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