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3118448 - Error when trying to add matrix relationships change on position - SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


You are trying to add to Position A a new matrix relationship which is position B, however Position B already has Position A as matrix relationships, following error appears trying to do this action:

"The Matrix Relationship of type "Position Matrix Relationship Type" refers to position "Position Code" that has a Matrix Relationship of the same type to this position."


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Position Management


This scenario is not supported, this creates a loop where two positions can be hr manager position of each other positions.


Please use another Position Matrix Relationships type when trying to save the position.

If this is not desire behavior, please feel free suggesting an enhancement for this feature to supply your business needs: 

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