SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2751632 - How to Trigger a Workflow for an ESS Change in Employee Central


  • This KB article explains how to trigger a workflow for an "ESS only" change
  • Requirement to have a workflow triggered when users change their own Home Address information on People Profile; however, the workflow should not be triggered if a user is making this change upon another user's profile
  • (Eg. HR Admin changing an Employee's Address) - An MSS or an Admin Change

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  1. Create a Business Rule as shown below:

Test Rule.png

Note: The wfconfig appears on the business rule/this rule will only work if the option Enable Business Rules for Workflow Derivation is checked in Provisioning. Reach out to your Implementation Partner for assistance.

  1. Set this rule as an OnSave trigger on the homeaddress BCUI element
  2. You would see the workflow triggered:

Workflow Trigger.png


SF, EC, Success factors, Self Service change , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-PER , Person Data (All Person Data Types) , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , How To


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