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2751468 - 1902: Propagation XML Migration to Business Rules FAQ


As of the Q1 2019 release, the HRIS Propagation Configuration XML template is deprecated in your system.

This means that you can no longer use XML-based propagation rules in the Succession Data Model to have the system automatically fill in fields in employment data from foundation objects. From now on, business rules must be used for this purpose. Existing rules in XML will be translated into onChange business rules and automatically migrated for you. For each object, one business rule will be created. All the migrated rules will start with the prefix migratedRule to make it easier to review and/or edit the rule. If there were multiple XML rules, then the business rule will contain multiple THEN (Set) conditions for non-country-specific rules or multiple THEN and ELSE IF conditions for country-specific rules. The new business rules will be automatically assigned to the respective HRIS objects in the system and can be found both in the data model and the Business Configuration UI.

From now on, any changes to HRIS propagation behavior have to be managed by business rules (either by changing the migrated objects or creating new rules).

SAP SuccessFactors is making this change to give admins more flexibility in the system. Propagation rules are now available in the admin tools for you to adjust as needed. You no longer need to submit support tickets to adjust the xml.

We recommend that customers perform spot testing in all instances to validate the migration. If any issues are found, please contact SAP Cloud Support. In case the migration is not successful, the existing propagations will continue to work until SAP successfully migrates them. The Provisioning option to upload the XML is available only to fix any migration issues and this will be removed in a future release.



  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud - 1902
  • Employee Central 


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions


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