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2769062 - 1902: Global Assignment: Start Date Field is missing when using "Add Global Assignment"


  • Start Date field is missing when using the MSS "Add Global Assignment" feature
  • Error: "Please make sure that the start date is not empty."
  • "Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental."


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central - b1902

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to People Profile
  2. Find an Employee and use the "Action" Menu to "Add Global Assignment"
  3. Take notice that the "Start Date" field is missing on the 1st screen. Proceed with filling in all sections
  4. Click Submit


Receive the error: "Please make sure that the start date is not Empty" 


This functionality is caused by a defect in the system


  • This issue is currently under investigation with our Development team
  • Currently, there is no target release date at this time
  • Please follow this knowledge article for all future updates regarding this scenario, and any potential fixes 


  • Remove any OnView rules from the Global Assignment Info portlet
  • Once you remove/disable the rules, you will be able to see the 'Start Date' field in the 'Add Global Assignment' feature

See Also

2767416 - 1811: Concurrent Employment: Start Date field is missing when using "Add Concurrent Employment"


GblAssn, SFEC, SFSF, SF EC, empcentrl, success factors, onView Rule, no Start Date, ECT-115184, global assignment , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-GA , Global Assignment , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 1902 ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1902