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3042910 - ARCHIVED Add Attachments to Activities in the Latest Version of Continuous Performance Management


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As of the 1H 2021 release, users can add attachments to their Activities in the latest version of Continuous Performance Management.

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SAP SuccessFactors Continuous Performance Management

Reproducing the Issue




  • Latest version of Continuous Performance Management is enabled. (Caution: Once you’ve upgraded to the latest version. You can not go back to the previous version)
  • "Enable Attachments on Activities" is enabled on the Continuous Performance Management configuration page:

enable attachments config page.png

  • Role-based permissions are granted:
    • Activity > Actions: Edit. If the Edit permission is granted, the user will be able to upload, download and delete attachments.
    • Activity > Visibility: View. If only the View permission is granted, the user will only be able to download attachments.

rbp activity permissoins.png

Steps to add an attachment to an Activity (Edit Activity permission granted):

  1. Go to Continuous Performance Management and select Create Activity.
  2. Enter an Activity Name and choose an Activity Status.
  3. Select Add beside the Attachments tab:

    Add Activity.png

  4. Select a file to upload from your system's document browser

    The File Name, size, Added on <date>, and Added by:<User> information is shown in the activity dialogue:

    attachment uploaded.png

  5. Choose Save to upload the file.

    The Activity will display an Attachment icon on the Activities Kanban Board.

  6. Click on the Activity to open the Activity details page.

    Attachment icon on activity.png

  7. Click on View Attachments to open the Attachments dialogue in the Activities detail page:

Activity drilldown - attachment.png

In the Attachments dialogue, you may do the following depending on whether you have Edit or View permission to the Activity:

  1. Add an Attachment
  2. Download an Attachment
  3. Delete an Attachment

Attachments dialogue.png

Additional information:

  • Any user with Edit Activity permission can delete any attachment regardless of who uploaded it i.e. if both the Manager and Direct Report have the permission to Edit an Activity, when a Manager uploads an attachment to the Direct Report's Activity, the Employee will be able to delete it.
  • Attachments cannot be deleted from Activities that have been archived within a Meeting History snapshot (i.e. when a meeting is saved and the Activity therein has been archived).
  • Supported file types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, HTM, HTML ,PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, RTG, BMP, TXT
  • Attachment storage limits (including Attachment User Limit and Attachment Max File Size) are set at a company level in Manage Documents. See the following KBA on how to amend the storage limits: 2518360 - The Manage Documents Feature in SuccessFactors
  • There is a max limit of 5 attachments per Activity for each user - this limit cannot be increased.
  • In the latest version of Goal Management, it is possible to create an activity to link to a goal. However, it is not possible to add an attachment in the Add Activity dialogue from latest version of Goal Management.
  • In the latest version of the Home Page, there is a "Create Activity" quick action card that may be enabled in Manage Home Page.  However, in the "Create Activity" quick action card, it is not possible to add an attachment. 
  • It is not possible to report on Attachments on Activities in the Continuous Performance Management domain via Report Center > Table reports. 
  • When Activities are purged as part of the DRTM Continuous Performance Purge, associated attachments will be purged too. 

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