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2822932 - Start WorkOrder Event Reason Not Configured - EC


When trying to add a Contingent worker, an error is thrown - Start WorkOrder Event reason not configured - even though the event reasons are configured in the instance.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


This issue is caused due to duplicate values for the events SCWK and ECWK.

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  • To confirm the issue , please run the check tool or export the picklist and check if there are duplicated values for the events .
  • To delete the duplicated values in the picklist follow the KB article 2088658 - Picklists: Working with Legacy Picklists (Importing, Editing and Creating) - Platform
  • To check and verify the event status,  refer to the KB article 2664871 - Check Tool: Check to verify Events have only one status.(EventsWithSeveralStatuses)


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