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2607545 - Error on "location_obj" When Creating Job Requisition from Position - Recruiting/Employee Central


When trying to create a Job Requisition from Position Org Chart, the user receives the following error message:


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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login or proxy as the affected user
  2. Go to Company Info -> Position Org Chart
  3. Try to create a Job Requisition from a Position
  4. Receive the error message


There will be two possible reasons for this error and both will be related to missing Role Based Permissions. Below are the possible missing RBPs:

  • Manage Foundation Objects Types - Location (View/Edit/Insert/Delete)
  • Employee Central API - Employee Central Foundation OData API (read-only) and Employee Central HRIS OData API (read-only)


  1. Determine the Permission Role for the user
  2. Go to Admin Center -> Manage Permission Roles
  3. Find and Edit the Role for the affected user
  4. Click on the Permission
  5. On the left, select Manage Foundation Objects Types
  6. Then grant permission to Location with "View", "Create" or "Insert"
  7. Back on the left, select Employee Central API
  8. Then grant permission to Employee Central Foundation OData API (read-only) and Manage Foundation Objects Types
  9. Click Done, then Save Changes
  10. Log off and on again, the issue should be solved

See Also

2250344 - SuccessFactors: How to enable OData API


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