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2799374 - Restrict a Workflow to employees belonging to a specific country


  • How to create a workflow based on Nationality?
  • How to configure or restrict a Workflow to employees belonging to a specific country?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite- All Versions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - All Versions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Considering Personal Information portlet as an Example, the expectation is to have the workflow triggered when there are changes made to Employees belonging to USA.
  2. However, there should not be a Workflow for Employees belonging to other countries


This can be accomplished by using a simple business rule.

  1. Create a business rule as below :
  2. Set it up as an onsave rule on Personal Information section in BCUI(Manage Business Configuration)


  1. The Workflow is only triggered for Employees having nationality set to USA and not for others
  2. This is aplicable to all the portlets where workflows are supported.

2202935 - Workflows - Supported objects and triggers


SF, EC, Success factors, Employee Central. , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , How To


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