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2928802 - Workflow page does not respect order pre defined for the object


You configured one order for a MDF object but when triggering a workflow the order is not respected in the workflow approval page. 

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Configure Object Definition
  2. Configure an order of fields for any MDF object
  3. Configure a workflow for changes in this object 
  4. Trigger the workflow 
  5. You can check in the workflow approval page that the order is different from the order in configure object definition


You have conditional fields configured for this object.


This is expected system behavior. In case you have conditional fields configured the workflow will show the child fields near the parent field and will not follow the order speficied in the object definition.


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