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2755808 - Error Message when Initiating Onboarding


Receiving the following error when trying to initiate onboarding for a new hire who is currently in the ready to hire status:

Error Code 206 - Error Message of "Start date is invalid". What is causing this error to occur and how can this error be prevented so the candidate can be hired successfully?


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Recruiting
  2. Open the requisition and find the candidate
  3. Click Initiate Onboarding and the following error occurs:

Error Code 206 - Start date is invalid


The date format of the job start date field on the requisition is incorrect.

Incorrect: YYYY-DD-MM

Correct: MM/DD/YYYY


Please correct the format of the job start date field on the requisition.


Error code 206, Initiate Onboarding, Start Date Invalid, SF, success factors , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-INT , Integration Center & Intelligent Services , Problem


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