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3201102 - "Time Profile start date cannot be changed, employee time exists before DD.MM.YYYY" Error Displayed When Trying to Replicate an Employee


When trying to replicate an employee you are receiving the following error message:

"Time Profile start date cannot be changed, employee time exists before DD.MM.YYYY"


  •  SAP Business ByDesign


This issue might be occurring because the currently calendar assigned to employee in SAP Business ByDesign is "ABC" however, the current holiday calendar is "DEF" in the replication request which is coming from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.

ABC means the calendar assigned to the employee in SAP Business ByDesign.

DEF means the holiday calendar in the replication request coming from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.


As per documentation and new holiday calendar support from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to SAP Business ByDesign, please refer below SAP help document:

What's New in Human Resources

The link above will help you find out why currently replication request has holiday calendar "DEF" instead of "ABC" for the employee.

There is code mapping you will have to perform in SAP SuccessFactors to make SAP Business ByDesign interpret correct holiday calendars received from SuccessFactors Employee Central.

We kindly suggest you to map correct external code in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for holiday calendar and then query this employee against such that correct holiday calendars are received in replication request.


Replication, Employee, Start Date, Time Profile , KBA , SRD-HR-TLM , Time and Labour Management , How To


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