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2693862 - Workflow - Unable to edit External Code and Effective Start Date via Update

Symptom

For MDF Workflows you are unable to edit External Code and Effective Start Date via 'Update'

Environment

Employee Central - MDF

Reproducing the Issue

1. Set a Workflow to trigger onSave of MDF Object
2. In Workflow configuration give Approver the ability to Edit Transaction
3. Trigger Workflow
4. As Approver open Workflow and choose 'Update'
5. Unable to edit External Code and Effective Start Date

Cause

This is expected behavior

Resolution

  • When a workflow is triggered by Create (i.e initial record entry) or Correct (i.e editing a historical record), then on the workflow request page the user is allowed to edit its external code and effective start date.
  • When a workflow is triggered by Insert (i.e using 'Pencil' or 'Insert New Record' via history), then on the workflow request page the user is not allowed to edit its external code and effective start date.

Keywords

MDF, Workflow, Edit, External Code, Effective Start Date, Update, Payment Information, Position, XAF-25715 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-MDF , MDF & EC2MDF Migration , LOD-SF-MDF , Metadata Framework , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions