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2821091 - Mapping User Attributes to MDF Positions to Manage RBP - Succession Management


This explains how and when to use the feature "Update Position Attributes" from Admin Center > Succession Settings

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The feature "Update Position Attributes", available in Admin Center > Succession Settings, allows you to synchronize User Fields (from the UDF) to fields in the Position object.

With this configuration option you can fill MDF position attributes from the incumbent user's employee profile fields. In Update Position Attributes section (Admin Center > Succession > Succession Settings), you define when the update of position attributes should take effect and which MDF Position field will be updated from which employee profile field.

  1. Go to Admin Center > Succession Settings > Update Position Attributes.
  2. Choose whether to update the MDF position information with user data "Only during the MDF position sync" or "Whenever a position is saved or imported.
  3. Map the attributes by selecting the relevant user fields and the corresponding MDF fields. You can choose up to 10 fields to map, from both standard and custom fields in the User data records.

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