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2770843 - How to prevent a user from creating time sheet in the future only for specific time types


You have to following scenario:

Your employees should not be able to save time sheets in any future date when using time type A or B.

For other time types there is no restriction.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC) - All Versions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Time Sheet

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to one specific employee and open his/her time sheet;
  2. Select any future date;
  3. Select time type A or B and try to save;
  4. You expect to have an error message being triggered. 


The best practice on how to achieve this is by using the Validation Rules in the time recording profile of the employee, below you can see one example on how this rule could be configured:

Please remember that when we talk about validation rules you should always use the Time Sheet Validation scenario.


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Note: Each recording profile accepts only one validation rule so if you already have a rule there you must add this logic in the existing rule as an "else if" block;

See Also

2605223 - Prevent Users From Submitting Future Timesheets


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