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3152170 - Employee Time Sheet Entry has Approval Status as "Not Required" when Time Sheet is submitted


  • When the employee submit the time sheet and his manager receive a workflow, however the workflow interface shows 
    the field Approval Status as "Not Required" 
  • Inconsistency in Approval Status between Employee Time Sheet and Time Sheet Entry , when Employee Submit the Time Sheet for Approval


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Successfactors - Employee Central Time Sheet

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Employee Time Sheet
  2. Add an entry for a day and submit Time Sheet
  3. Proxy as Manager and click on Workflow Requests
  4. Click and display the Time Sheet Entry as below which shows approval Status as "Not required"


Expected behavior


  1. The approval status is set to "not required" currently as seen in Time Sheet Entry,as this refers to single day approval, and this feature is applicable only when Time Tracking functionality is enabled.
  2. You can have this approval status visibility set to "Not Visible" so that this does not confuse the users from the configure object definition ->Employee Time Sheet Entry
  3. The approval status as seen in the Employee Time sheet REFLECTS the appropriate approval status of the Time Sheet for the user as seen in Manage Data --> Employee Time Sheet
    example screenshot below i.e. field * Approval Status : To be Approved 


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