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2705387 - MDF Succession: SOC and Position Tile View - Incumbent not showing even if defined in Manage Data


No incumbent shows in Succession Org Chart and Position Tile View however when you check Manage Data or Export Position Data file, there is an incumbent defined in the Position.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management - MDF Positions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Check the Position in Succession Org Chart/Position Tile View: No incumbents shows
  2. Check the Position in Manage Data > Position: Incumbent is defined.

(Screenshot captured from demo environment)

Position Tile View incumbent not showing.png


Employee Central Position Management is enabled, but the "incumbent" field is still Editable in the Position object.


If the instance has Employee Central Position Management, the Incumbent to Position Relationship is maintained through the Job Information section of Employee Central instead of Incumbent field in the Position Object/Edit Position in Succession Org Chart.

(Screenshot captured from demo environment)

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Incumbent field should be set to Not Visible in Configure Object Definition > Position Object to avoid confusion with users.

(Screenshot captured from demo environment)

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