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2670682 - Workflow Data Validation for a Required Field


  • Why does the system allow step approvers (but not the final approver) to approve a workflow when there is a missing value for a required field?
  • When does the system validate missing data for required fields when there is workflow with multiple step approvers?


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a required field
  2. Make a data change, leaving the required field empty, that will trigger a workflow with multiple step approvers


  • Each Step approver, with the expection of the final step approver can approve the workflow, even though the required field does not have a value present


  • This is expected system behavior


  • The System will only validate the values when the system attempts to write the data to the database
  • This means that the system will only validate the fields data on the last approver step
  • If there is only one step approver, the data will validate on that step approvers action
  • During other approver steps, the values in each field are considered transient data, as they have not been written to the database yet


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