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3150757 - How to enable and configure workflows for time events


This KBA explains how to enable workflows for manual time event creation and deletion in Clock In Clock Out.

But for the time events recorded through a physical terminal or a web/mobile based application, it is not needed nor supported to have a workflow.
It is because in such scenarios, it is not possible to specify the date/time as the time event is recorded the moment there is such a clock in or clock out done by the employee.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  1. Enable Workflow Process for manual time events.
    Please go to 'Configure Clock In Clock Out' to enable the Workflow Process in Settings section.
    Enable workflow.png
    This only enables that it is allowed to trigger workflows for time events. This setting alone does not mean workflow will be triggered when there is manual time event creation / deletion.
  2. Create the workflow that is expected to be triggered for manual time event creation / deletion.
    Please go to 'Manage Organization, Pay and Job Structures' to create the workflow and save.
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    Creating an Individual Workflow can be referred to for more details in workflow creation.
  3. Define the business rule to trigger the workflow created in step 2.
    1. Please go to 'Configure Business Rules' to 'Create New Rule'.
      create business rule.png
    2. Please select 'Rules for MDF Based Objects' as the scenario, and set 'Base Object' as 'Manual Time Event' and 'Purpose' as 'Workflow' when creating the Business Rule.
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      Creating Business Rules can be referred to for more details on Business Rule creation.
  4. Assign the business rule created in step 3 to the Save Rule of 'Manual Time Event' MDF object.
    1. Please go to 'Configure Object Definitions' to 'Make Correction' on the MDF object of 'Manual Time Event'.
      save rule.png
    2. Select the business rule created in step 3 in 'Save Rules' and save.
      save rule 2.png

See Also

Enabling and Configuring Workflows for Time Events

Workflows in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Implementing Business Rules in SAP SuccessFactors


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