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2962435 - Business Role Not Replicated From SuccessFactors to Business ByDesign


When attempting to replicate an employee from SuccessFactors to Business ByDesign, the user role column in the staging area remains blank, even though the corresponding user was assigned to a permission role (& group) in SuccessFactors.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Master Data Replication work center
  2. Click on Employees view
  3. Search for the relevant user
  4. Click on Edit
  5. Go to Business Role tab


The current Business ByDesign solution does not provide for replicating business roles from SuccessFactors to Business ByDesign.


  • The business role will have to be maintained manually in Business ByDesign via the Application and User Management work centre > Business Users view.
  • We suggest that you put your requirement in our influence portal. Based on feedback from other customers, this idea may get picked up by us for realization.


user role column, empty, blank, ByD staging area, user assigned to permission role & group in SuccessFactors, , KBA , AP-HMD-RPL , HCM-Master Data Replication , Problem


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