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3116913 - Platform - End Date needs to be provided while scheduling a purge in Data Retention Management tool [2H 2021]


  • Cannot schedule a purge without providing End Date.
  • Error shown- "Invalid time scheduling. The job cannot be scheduled"

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SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core

Reproducing the Issue

  • Login to any SuccessFactors instance that is in 2H 2021 release version.
  • Go to Data Retention Management tool.
  • Create a Purge Request, selecting any purge type, with required parameters.
  • Click Schedule to bring up the "Schedule Purge Request" pop-up.
  • Try to schedule the purge without any End Date.
  • Error will be shown- The recurring pattern is invalid. No occurrence can be found in the time range


This is one of the Enhancements from the 2H 2021 release and hence, an expected behavior. A valid End Date is now required in order to be able to Schedule a Purge Request.


A valid End Date needs to be selected for the Purge request scheduling to be accepted. Customers can choose a future year, like 2099, for the End date if they do not want the purge schedule to expire too soon.


2H 2021,b2111,H2,2021,DRM,DRTM,Purge Schedule,Schedule Purge , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-DRM , Data Retention Management , Product Enhancement


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