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2949238 - Inactive Event Reason is working when importing data


One Event Reason Initial Conversion Data Load (DATACONV) is made inactive with effective start date from 15.11.2019. But when they used this event reason in data upload template with effective date of 01.04.2020, data uploaded was successful with this inactive Event Reason.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

1. Make status of an Event Reason inactive from Manage Organization, pay and job structures tool.

2. Perform import using this inactive Event Reason.

3. Import is successful.


This is current system behavior and will occur on imports which do not use Centralized Services.

To confirm which element supports Centralized Services please review the following link:
Managing Mass Changes in Employee Central: Centralized Services for Employee Data Imports

For elements which do not use Centralized Services yet, the below workarounds can be used: 

  1. To delete the event reason.
  2. If event reason cannot be deleted then make correction in Effective as of date of event-reason to future date so that it cannot be used while importing till then for example '12/12/2099'.


Inactive Event Reason in Import, ECT-139130 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core 2005