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2274864 - MDF Position Sync option not available under Succession


Position Management: Sync Position Model with Employee Data not showing for MDF Position nomination method under Succession home page


SuccessFactors BIZX: Succession & Development

Reproducing the Issue

  • Go to Admin Center
  • Click on Succession/Talent
  • Could't see 'Sync Position Model' checkbox


  • Couldn't see Sync Position Model permission under any roles in RBP

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TRUE Position Hierarchy should be enabled at the backend to have all Position Sync option in the instance.

Clients needs to Open an incident with Cloud Product Support and would ask them to enable 'True Position Hierarchy' option from the backend.



  • After enabling 'True Position Hierarchy' from the backend, you would need to give the permission under roles in RBP

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Enabling 'TRUE POSITION HIERARCHY' from the backend enables 'Position Import & Export' option but for MDF Position nomination, Position Import/Export is done via 'Import & Export Data' therefore make sure you don't enable 'Position Import & Export' in RBP. For more information about True Position Hierarchy, please refer to below references from Implementation Guide:

If Employee Central is not enabled then make sure Position Management is also not enabled else you won't be able to see MDF Position Sync in Admin Center.


See Also

Succession: Implementation and Administration - Provisioning Settings for Legacy Position Nominations

Succession: Implementation and Administration - Provisioning Settings for MDF Position Nominations


MDF Position Sync , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM , Succession Management , Problem


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