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2756240 - Approver role Employee HR can't selected if Relationship to Approver is Initiator


 When you are creating a workflow and you select "Relantionship to approver" as initiator you cannot select Employee HR as approver Role.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. create a workflow and select Approver Role 'Employee HR'


  1. Select Relationship to Approver 'Initiator'


  1. Approver Role is blanked



This is currently expected behaviour. Approver Role ' Employee HR' can't be selected if Relationship to Approver is 'Initiator'.

If you would like to have this functionality added to the system you can open an enhancement request following the KBA 2090228.

See Also

2277529 - How to Create a Workflow


Workflow, Approver Role, Employee HR, Initiator, WF, SF, EC , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions