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2732426 - Global benefits : business rule to access employment details hire date


How to access hire date in benefits business rules?

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  • SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Global benefits

Reproducing the Issue

Created a rule to check whether the date in one of the custom field within benefit employee claim detail object is before  user's hire date. Rule is not getting triggered


  1. Custom field reciept date is configured within benefit employee claim detail object
  2. Requirement is to check whether reciept date is on or before employee's hire date


Business rule is trying to access user data via context.current user.


Context.current user will not retrieve data from a child object in benefits framework. Benefit employee claim detail is the child object of benefit employee claim,it do not have any user related field.

To access user related field:

1.Create rule with the parent object as the base ie benefit employee claim . Then access the user details via worker id field within the business rule

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2.Add this rule in vaildate  rules section  within benefit employee claim object

Admin center---->Configure object defintion---->Benefit employee claim--->Validate rules


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