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2639314 - Workflow Business Rules do not trigger a Workflow


  • Create a Business Rule to trigger a Workflow - but when trying to trigger the workfow, no workflow is triggered


Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a workflow and a business rule to trigger the workflow.
  2. Create a rule trace.
  3. Process a change in order to trigger the rule.

Rule trace is empty, no workflow was created.


The instance is using Workflow XML configuration for Workflow Derivation


Check in Provisioning if "Business Rules for Workflow Derivation" is enabled.

If it is not enabled then the customer is using the Workflow XML configuration instead.

Therefore they must engage with their Partner or SAP Professional Services to have the configuration updated.

Currently there is no automated migration from XML to Business Rules - you must engage with your Partner or SAP Professional Services to manualy recreate the XML scenario's as Business Rules.


Workflow rules, xml, Business Rules for Workflow Derivation, ec , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , Problem


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