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2860768 - How to throw an Error / Warning message to avoid incorrect Deletion of record / Object in Manage Data


  • Customer wants to Alert / Warn the Admins while deleting and specific data / Specific record from Manage Data.
  • This will help avoid any error in other object where the deleted object can be referenced.
  • This might be useful in scenario such as deletion of Job Classification. Many a times customer deletes the Job Classification, however, same are referenced in multiple places such as Positions. This will create issues in Positions


SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central


You can create a business rule to avoid the deletion of the Data from Manage Data -

  1. Create a Message Definition similar to below - 


2. Create a rule definition similar to below -

Rule Definition.png

3. Assign this rule in Object Definition - Delete Rules Section


4. Now try to Delete the Record from Manage Data and you should receive the message

WarningMessageOn Deletion.png


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