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2619090 - "ChangeSet index 1 - could not execute query" Error When Approving Index - EC


When trying to approve a change on an MDF Object like Position or Department, the last approver receives the following error:

ChangeSet index 1 - could not execute query

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Submit a change on a MDF Object like Position
  2. Try to approve the workflow
  3. Receive the error message:



  • The issue is caused by missing permissions.
  • If field level overwrite is set on required fields, such as Start Date or Status for example, the change can't be processed.



The last approver must have permissions for the required fields if they are changed via the workflow.


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