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2748168 - Parent Position field is editable creating a position - Headcount Planning


  • The Parent Position field is editable creating a position in Headcount Planning
  • If you create the position via Position Org Chart, the Parent Position is populated automatically
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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Position Org Chart
  2. Create a new position
  3. Check that the Parent Position field is already filled

  4. If you go to Headcount Planning
  5. Open a plan
  6. Click on the action icon on a line item
  7. And click on Create position
  8. You will see that the Parent Position is editable


It is an expected behavior and it is not possible to include the parent position field automatically in the planning template. In Headcount Planning we do not plan the hierarchy, just the number of positions needed by a few key dimensions (such as location and job classification).

See Also

2536955 - Headcount Planning - User Assistance Documentation link


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