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3300508 - Changing the email address in current employment changes the email address in past employment and vice-versa


  • When the user is changing the email address in current employment, the email address is changed in the past employment as well. (vice versa)
  • Unable to save two different email address for two different employments for a user.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central : Personal Information

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central : Email Information

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to contact information of current employment of a user.
  2. Change the email address to a new email address --> save.
  3. Navigate to past employment of the user and you will see that the new email address is reflecting in the contact information of the past employment as well.


Contact information is person-based, not employment based.


This is an expected behavior. Contact information is person-based, so it will be shared among all employments. 

It is not possible to keep different contact information for each employment.

Note: When the employee is rehired through rehire inactive employee and a new email address is added while hiring then the same email address will be reflecting in the past employment as well.

See Also

3272025 - Error when adding email address with a type that already exists - Employee Central


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