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3111512 - Global Assignment Extension Error : The new start date cannot be greater than the end date


  • An Error message comes up when trying to Edit the end date of a Previous Global assignment :"The new start date cannot be greater than the end date. Please enter a date on or before DD/MM/YYYY"
  • The Dates being entered or the dates that are existing in the portlet are valid.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

Navigate to People profile of the user and extend the global assignment of the user


  • The issue with having two records on the same date/after the "Back from Global Assignment" on the home, when the system is trying to sync/move forward the "Back from GA" record. 
  • The home employment has a "Back from GA" record, and then two manager change records on the same date.


The Solution is to consider collapsing all three records into one record. or


  • Delete the two manager change records, then perform the global assignment extension, and then again re-add the manager change records.
  • Or alternatively, move the manager change records to some date in the future as long as that date is on/after the desired new global assignment end date.


SF, EC, Success factors, Employee Central, GA Error , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-GA , Global Assignment , Problem


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