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2705211 - Invalid HRIS element specified in the transformation mapping error


Following error is received when hiring a candidate in Manage Pending hires (MPH): "Invalid HRIS element specified in the transformation mapping:  "objectname".  Only use hris-elements/fields from a pre-defined set.  Please contact your administrator.  (NOTE: "objectname" reference is the name of the mapped object that system has issue with).


  • SAP Successfactors HCM Suite
  • Employee Central (EC)
  • Onboarding or Recruiting integration with EC

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log into instance
  2. Go to "Manage Pending Hires" tool
  3. Choose either Onboarding or Recruiting (Depends on your integration setup)
  4. Click "hire" to hire a candidate


The issue is occurring for objects that have a "," (comma) or "." (Period) in the name. (Example:  pay-component.USA_12.34)


  • At this time we do not support having commas in object names. This is a limitation of the mapping logic
  • Allthough this is allowed within EC itself as a valid name, it is not supported currently when mapping fields that can have values with commas in the name.
  • The reason for this is that "commas" are used within integration mapping logic itself as a seperator (as example the logic will interpret a value like "pay-component.USA_12.34" as  "pay-component.USA_12" and "34"
  • So this is the reason why the error comes up as the system will not find the partial object name due to the division.
  • If you do need to map these fields with EC and Onboarding or RCM; than please rename the objects using "underscores" (Example: pay-component.USA_12_34)


comma, ECT-105536, KM-4550, mapping , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-INT , Manage Pending Hires (Integration RCM/ ONB/ OBX + UI) , LOD-SF-RCM , Recruiting Management , LOD-SF-OBD , Onboarding , Problem


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