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2843532 - Automatic Account Creation is not working when assigning a Time Type to a Time Profile


  • You have created a new Time Type and a New Time Account Type with automatic account creation.
  • Then you have assigned this Time Type to an existing Time Profile, however you have noticed that the Account was not created automatically.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Time Off

Reproducing the Issue


  • Time Type has a Time Account Type.
  • Your time Account Type has the setting Account Creation Automation as Automatic Account Creation.
  • The Time Profile is already assigned to an employee.

Issue Replication Steps:

  1. Create a new Time Account Type and make sure this is set as Automatic Account Creation;
  2. Create a new Time Type and assign the Time Account Type (from step one);
  3. Assign the Time Type (from step 2) into an existing Time Profile;
  4. Notice that the account is not automatically created for employees already assigned to this Time Profile


  • This is Expected behavior
  • This setting was not meant to create the current account even in scenarios where time profile is updated.
  • If the employee already has the time profile assigned and we add a new time type (that has a time account type) to that time profile, regardless of being set as automatic or not, the new time account won't be created.
  • The purpose for the automatic account creation set is the subsequent account creation and if needed past account creation.
  • For more information about this feature, please refer to Creating a Time Account Type


  • To create the account for employees already assigned to the time profile changed you need to run the Account Creation Calendar regardless of having the Account Creation Automation.


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