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2545297 - Business Rules for Global Assignment and Paused Assignment


  • Business rule does not trigger for both global assignment and Paused assignment at the same time
  • Business Rule is not populating a value for a field for Global Assignment


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Business Rule that populates a value in a custom field

  2. Navigate to a user who has a Global Assignment

  3. Take Action > Change the field which triggers the business rule to populate a second field

  4. Navigate to users profile to see if the field was populated

Scenario 1 Result:

Notice the field is not populated on the Global Assignment or the Paused Assignment.

Scenario 2 Result:

Notice the field is only populated on the Paused Assignment and not the Global assignment or visa versa.


Scenario 1:

The custom field you are trying to populate may be hidden by a rule, or does not have 'Edit' visibility in the details of the object in Manage Business Configuration.

Scenario 2:

For certain rules, you must pay attention to the Employment Type and then select the relevant entry. 


Scenario 1:

  • Make sure that the field you want populated is not hidden by a rule.
  • Make sure that the details for the field in "Manage Business Configuration" is set to "Visibility = Edit"
    Note:  If a field is hidden and does not have 'Visibility' = Edit, the system is unable to write the data for this field to the database, and the information will not be able to populate in the user interface.

Scenario 2:

  • Both the Paused Assignment and the Global Assignment are separate entities for the user, and changes made to each entity are reflected for the user separately.
  • If you want the information to be reflected to both the Global Assignment and the Paused Assignment, you have to edit both entities separately.
  • If the object is only listed in a specific Country Specific portlet, the users Job Information will have to correlate to that of the data contained within the Country Specific Portlet.


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