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2961945 - Position Code (MDF Object) Auto Generation Skipping Sequence


When using auto-generation for MDF Object, like position code sequence, the sequence is skipping values.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new position;
  2. Trigger a workflow showing a code auto generated;
  3. Once approved the workflow, the code skipped one number.


The issue is caused to the logic of generating codes for All MDF objects such as the Position Object.

If a workflow is triggered, a message is raised or a position import is validated, the sequence is incremented with one number, meaning there are numbers in the sequence which are being skipped.


This is currently expected and there's no plans to correct this logic.

The auto-generation is configured as described in the guide: Employee Central Position Management - Generate Position Code Automatically

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

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get Guide?

A) Guide: Employee Central Position Management

Chapter: sequence


See Also

  • 2961945 - Position Code Auto Generation Skipping Sequence
  • 2415444 - Position Code not Generated Based on Business Rule When Copying a Position
  • 2576810 - Position Sequence Skipping Increments When Copying Positions or continuing the warning message
  • 2318852 - Employee Central - Position Management


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