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2673264 - Enum field on Position object to indicate creation source of a Position


What are the values that will be stored in standard field 'creationSource' under Position object?


Employee Central - Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

  • Add a standard field (Enum) for Position object, which indicates of the source of creation.
  • This could be for example Operational Workforce Planning, Position Transfer oder Mass Copy form Position OrgChart.
  • The field is invisible by default and the field is not set for new Positions created in Position Org Chart or via 'Manage Data' or 'Manage Position'.
  • Adding this field to Position object allows OWP to select only those Positions for reporting purposes that are created by Operational Headcount Planning. So, customers can differentiate, whether a Position is being created based on a plan versus 'off cycle' in Position Management.
  • Customers can create rules specifying a special workflow for Positions coming from a plan versus Positions created directly in Position Org Chart.


A standard ENUM field is provided under Position object definition which can be used to check how a Position got created.

ENUM valid values source =

Valid Values are defined in enum PositionCreationSource - valid values are



Test cases checked while releasing this funtionality:

Scenario- Source of Creation Field value updated:

  • Position Reclassification: Position Reclassification 
  • Position Copy from Position Org Chart: Mass Copy from Position Orgchart
  • Add New Position from Position Org Chart: No Selection (Cannot determine/distinguish the source of creation)
  • Manage Position: No Selection (Cannot determine/distinguish the source of creation)
  • Import Position: Import
  • Position Transfer: Position Transfer


 CreationSource, position creation, source of position, create position , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem


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