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2866905 - Unable to initiate onboarding process. [ErrorCode - 500; ErrorMessage- Can't update AssignedTo column.]


  • Unable to initiate Onboarding from RCM
  • Error received ErrorCode - 500; ErrorMessage- Can't update AssignedTo column


SAP Successfactors Onboarding 1.0

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Job Req
  2. Click Take Action
  3. Click Initiate Onboarding
  4. Error Received "Unable to initiate onboarding process. [ErrorCode - 500; ErrorMessage- Can't update AssignedTo column.]"


Comma exists in a username being sent from RCM to ONB


  1. Navigate to Mapped Data Review Tool
  2. Select Mapped Data Review for Recruiting to Onboarding
  3. Search for applicant
  4. Review the data being sent for each named user type for example Hiring manager
  5. Comma existed for ID being sent for Hiring Manager
  6. Navigate to Onboarding
  7. Select Settings
  8. Select Data Dictionary
  9. Search for Hiring Manager Key
  10. Ensure that Data Type is User and not String
  11. Once updated to User type
  12. Try to initiate Onboarding again from the job req


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