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2854611 - "This is non-actionable (to be approved) record" not appearing when workflow is pending for a MDF object change - Employee central


There is no evidence that a workflow is pending for a determined record, users is unable to see if the record is active or pending approval.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • MDF
  • Workflow

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Manage Data
  2. Insert a New Record for an object
  3. Workflow is triggered to changes approval

Result: There is no evidence that the record is active or pending approval.


  1. Below Position was changed, however there is no evidence that is pending approval:


  2. If you search for workflow you will be able to find a workflow for this change:



"Pending Data" field is set to "No" on the object in question (Position in my case), below screenshow for reference:



  1. Go to Configure Object Definition
  2. Search/find desired object (position in my example)
  3. Click on Make Correction
  4. Set the "Pending Data" to "Yes"




pending data, position, workflow, non-actionable, pending workflow, workflow, mdf, , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , Problem


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