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2739905 - Unable To Delete MDF Talent Pools Through The UI


When you delete a Talent Pool through the Talent Pool UI and then refresh the page the Talent Pool can still be seen and is active.

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SAP SuccessFactors Succession and Development

Reproducing the Issue

Please see the details and below on reproducing this issue:

  1. Go to Talent Pools in Succession.
  2. Select the Talent Pool you wish to Delete and select the Delete action.
  3. Verify that the Talent Pool is no longer visible in the UI.
  4. Refresh the page and the Talent Pool will then reappear in the UI.


This issue can occur when a field which is set to mandatory in the Talent Pool object definition has been left blank when originally creating the Talent Pool. You can verify if a field is mandatory in two ways:

    1. Select a Talent Pool and choose the Show and Edit Talent Pool action. A required field will have an asterick next to the field name.


    2. Navigate to the Talent Pool Object Definition and verify if the field has the required field set to a value of yes.



There are two possible solutions which can be used to resolve the issue depending on your specific business requirements;

  1. Add data to the currently blank mandatory field and save. Once added you will then be able to delete the Talent Pool as expected.
  2. Change the fields required value from yes to no through Configure Object Definitions in the Admin Center


Succession, MDF, Talent, Pool, Delete, Remove, Refresh , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-TP , Talent Pools , Problem


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