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2961894 - Position Code Auto Generation Skipping Sequence


When using auto-generated a position code sequence. If you are triggering a workflow when a new position is created or copied the sequence code are being skipped.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Position Management


The issue is caused when the workflow is triggered a Sequnce code is selected and held but then when the workflow is approved and saved this sequence number is skipped and the next is selected. 


A workaround Is as follows to Remove the workflow and the sequence will not be skipped, howeverr if you wish to keep the workflow the sdequence wil be skipped and 

NOTE: Development team confirmed that by design system cannot guarantee that the sequence will not be skipped. 

This is also the same behaviour as warning and error messages if these are raised the sequence will also be skipped.

Both are currently Expected System Behaviour. 

If you wish to have this behaviour changed for future releases an Enhancement request will need to be opened. 


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