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3201337 - Unexpected Holiday Calendar Assignment after Replication from SuccessFactors


According to the org assignment of an employee in Business ByDesign, an employment in a specific country exists, e.g. China. You therefore expect a Chinese holiday calendar. Also in SuccessFactors this employee has a Chinese holiday calendar. But a replication results in a incorrect holiday Calendar assignment, e.g. related to Switzerland.


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Reproducing the Issue

Example (will be different in case other countries are involved):

  1. Go to Time Administration work center
  2. Go to Employees view
  3. Select the employee (who is assigned to a Chinese company)
  4. Go to time profile
  5. Click on the Show Holiday Calendar button
  6. Current holiday calendar is CH - Switzerland 


With the 2202 release, holiday calendar handling was introduced and SAP Business ByDesign system now supports the holiday calendar from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central as part of the employee replication request.

If the Holiday Calendar ID from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central matches with the one in SAP Business ByDesign, then it will be captured correctly in the replication request.

But in given example, the employee has a Holiday calendar CHN assigned to him in SuccessFactors, and the external code CHN_HOLIDAY_CALENDAR was passed to ByDesign and misunderstood as related to CH - Switzerland.


If you wish to maintain the holiday calendar from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central in SAP Business ByDesign and the holiday calendar ID does not match, then you must change the external code of the holiday calendar in the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central system so that it matches with the holiday calendar ID in SAP Business ByDesign.

As the holiday calendar ID assigned to the employee in BYD is CN ,  the SuccessFactors External Holiday code needs to be changed to CN for the seamless interaction to work..
The SuccessFactors external holiday code is changed in SuccessFactors under 'Manage Data' after searching for 'Holiday Calendar'.

See Also

See also the What's New in Human Resources help documentation for release 2202.

KBA: 3201363 - How to Extract Holiday Calendar Codes in SAP Business ByDesign


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