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2230961 - An Application Error occurs when the final approver is approving a Position Change Workflow Request


An application occurs when the final approver attempts to approve a position change workflow request.

The final approver can Update or Cancel the workflow request without receiving an error.


SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Import Position data 
  2. Initiate a Position Change workflow request for an employee
  3. Approve the request


  • This application error is caused by having one or more required fields left blank in a Position object definition.
  • The application error only occurs for the final approver when saving because the change is being permanently committed to the database for the user.
  • Editing or cancelling does not commit the data to the database tables so there is no check to ensure required data is present. 


  • To resolve the error, each Position object definition which is missing data for a required field must be edited so that data exists in all required fields.
  • The issue can be resolved for many Position objects through Import.



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