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2662699 - How to enable MDF Workflows for customers not using Employee Central

Symptom

MDF workflows use the Employee Central workflow framework and therefore Employee Central workflow features can used for customer not using Employee Central.

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata Framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

Prerequisites:

  • Have the feature enabled on Provisioning > Company Settings > Enable Employee Central Foundation Objects.
  • NOTE: Do not enable the other features below that part (Employee Central section) if you don't use it.

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Import the Corporate Data Model with hris element wfConfig: (Note: You can find the Corporate Data Model by downloading the 'EC Master Data model' zip file in 'Software Download Center' under SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central : Implementation )

<hris-element id="wfConfig">

<label>Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="ar-SA">سير العمل</label>
<label xml:lang="bg-BG">Поток операции</label>
<label xml:lang="bs-BS">Aliran kerja</label>
<label xml:lang="bs-ID">Alur kerja</label>
<label xml:lang="ca-ES">Work-flow</label>
<label xml:lang="cs-CZ">Pracovní postup</label>
<label xml:lang="cy-GB">Llif gwaith</label>
<label xml:lang="da-DK">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="de-CH">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="de-DE">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="el-GR">Ροή Εργασίας</label>
<label xml:lang="en-GB">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="en-DEBUG">Workflow_Lbl#742</label>
<label xml:lang="es-ES">Flujo de trabajo</label>
<label xml:lang="es-MX">Flujo de trabajo</label>
<label xml:lang="fi-FI">Työnkulku</label>
<label xml:lang="fr-CA">Flux de traitement</label>
<label xml:lang="fr-FR">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="he-IL">תהליך עבודה</label>
<label xml:lang="hi-IN">वर्कफ़्लो</label>
<label xml:lang="hr-HR">Hodogram</label>
<label xml:lang="hu-HU">Munkafolyamat</label>
<label xml:lang="it-IT">Flusso di lavoro</label>
<label xml:lang="ja-JP">ワークフロー</label>
<label xml:lang="ko-KR">워크플로우</label>
<label xml:lang="lt-LT">Darbų eiga</label>
<label xml:lang="nb-NO">Arbeidsflyt</label>
<label xml:lang="nl-NL">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="pl-PL">Przepływ</label>
<label xml:lang="pt-BR">Fluxo de trabalho</label>
<label xml:lang="pt-PT">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="ro-RO">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="ru-RU">Документооборот</label>
<label xml:lang="sk-SK">Pracovný postup</label>
<label xml:lang="sl-SI">Delovni tok</label>
<label xml:lang="sr-RS">Tok rada</label>
<label xml:lang="sv-SE">Workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="th-TH">เวิร์กโฟลว์</label>
<label xml:lang="tr-TR">İş Akışı</label>
<label xml:lang="uk-UA">Потік операцій</label>
<label xml:lang="vi-VN">Luồng công việc</label>
<label xml:lang="zh-CN">工作流</label>
<label xml:lang="zh-TW">工作流程</label>

<hris-field max-length="32" id="externalCode" visibility="both" required="true">

<label>Workflow ID</label>
<label xml:lang="ar-SA">معرف سير العمل</label>
<label xml:lang="bg-BG">ИД на поток операции</label>
<label xml:lang="bs-BS">ID Aliran kerja</label>
<label xml:lang="bs-ID">ID Alur kerja</label>
<label xml:lang="ca-ES">ID de work-flow</label>
<label xml:lang="cs-CZ">ID pracovního postupu</label>
<label xml:lang="cy-GB">ID llif gwaith</label>
<label xml:lang="da-DK">Workflow-id</label>
<label xml:lang="de-CH">Workflowkennung</label>
<label xml:lang="de-DE">Workflowkennung</label>
<label xml:lang="el-GR">Αγνωρ.Ροής Εργασίας</label>
<label xml:lang="en-GB">Workflow ID</label>
<label xml:lang="en-DEBUG">Workflow ID_Lbl#743</label>
<label xml:lang="es-ES">ID de flujo de trabajo</label>
<label xml:lang="es-MX">ID de flujo de trabajo</label>
<label xml:lang="fi-FI">Työnkulun tunnus</label>
<label xml:lang="fr-CA">ID de flux de traitement</label>
<label xml:lang="fr-FR">Identifiant du workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="he-IL">זיהוי תהליך עבודה</label>
<label xml:lang="hi-IN">वर्कफ़्लो ID</label>
<label xml:lang="hr-HR">ID hodograma</label>
<label xml:lang="hu-HU">Munkafolyamat-azonosító</label>
<label xml:lang="it-IT">ID flusso di lavoro</label>
<label xml:lang="ja-JP">ワークフロー ID</label>
<label xml:lang="ko-KR">워크플로우 ID</label>
<label xml:lang="lt-LT">Darbų eigos ID</label>
<label xml:lang="nb-NO">Arbeidsflyt-ID</label>
<label xml:lang="nl-NL">Workflow-id</label>
<label xml:lang="pl-PL">Identyfikator przepływu</label>
<label xml:lang="pt-BR">ID do fluxo de trabalho</label>
<label xml:lang="pt-PT">ID do workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="ro-RO">ID workflow</label>
<label xml:lang="ru-RU">Идентификатор документооборота</label>
<label xml:lang="sk-SK">ID pracovného postupu</label>
<label xml:lang="sl-SI">ID delovnega toka</label>
<label xml:lang="sr-RS">ID toka rada</label>
<label xml:lang="sv-SE">ID för arbetsflöde</label>
<label xml:lang="th-TH">ID เวิร์กโฟลว์</label>
<label xml:lang="tr-TR">İş Akışı Kimliği</label>
<label xml:lang="uk-UA">ІД потоку операцій</label>
<label xml:lang="vi-VN">ID luồng công việc</label>
<label xml:lang="zh-CN">工作流标识符</label>
<label xml:lang="zh-TW">工作流程識別碼</label>

</hris-field>

Resolution

To work with workflows you need to grant the below RBP permissions:

  1. Grant Permission to Foundation Objects:

FOpermission.png

  1. Grant MDF Permissions:

rulesPermission.png

Please find further information about how to use MDF workflows if you are non-Employee Central customer in the Implementing the Metadata Framework guide.

Keywords

how to enable workflow, enable workflow for non EC, MDF workflow enablement , KBA , LOD-SF-MDF-WFL , Custom Object based Workflows , LOD-SF-FWK , Platform Framework , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions