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3073671 - Invalid Legal Entity error when trying to edit position - Employee Central


When trying to save a position with changed data following error is getting triggered:

Legal entity [code] contains an invalid value in the field "country/region"


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Position Management


Legal Entity which position belongs has invalid country data, which can be caused by effective date when country object is effective after the legal entity is already created.


Change Start date of Legal entity Country: 

  1. Navigate to Manage Data 
  2. Search for Country
  3. Select Country Thailand (THA)
  4. Select "Take Action > Make Correction" on the first record with effective date 01/01/1970 for example.
  5. Change the effective date from 01/01/1970 to 01/01/1900 to match the legal entity creation date.
  6. Save 

Once the above is completed please complete the below steps. 

Maintain countryOfRegistration on Legal Entity object:

  1. Navigate to Manage Data 
  2. Search for Legal Entity Legal entity.
  3. Edit the record 
  4. Re-select the Country in the countryOfRegistration field
  5. Save 


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