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2744628 - How to Trigger workflow on Position Update


Is it possible to trigger a workflow, when the position details are updated by the HR in the Position org chart or Manage Positions?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Position Management

Reproducing the Issue

Scenario 1 -

  1. Go to Manage Data
  2. Open the Position to be changed
  3. Make the changes and Save it. Workflow Should trigger on SAVE

Scenario 2 -

  1. Go to Position Org Chart and Navigate to the Position
  2. Click on EDIT
  3. Make the changes and SAVE it. Workflow should trigger on clicking the save


  1. Create a Rule as Below 


       2. Assign the rule as SAVE RULE in the object "Position" in Configure Object Definitions

       3. Workflow is triggered on making the changes through Position Org Chart.



LOD-SF-EC-POS, Position Update, Position Change workflow, Workflow on updating the Position, position workflow , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS-WFL , Position Workflows , Problem


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