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2436879 - Employees Associated with Invalid HR Data - Large number of Invalid HR Data records identified when the data is correct


An unacceptable number of Invalid HR Data for Employee Central Objects are showing up from the Invalid HR Data UI:

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Admin Center
  2. Search for "Employees Associated With Invalid HR Data"
  3. Notice that there are a lot of Invalid Records for one of the objects, in the example Business Unit


Field criteria definition are case sensitive, if a field would filter out values based on another field, an accurate definition of the HRIS identifier should be populated here.

This issue roots in from case-sensitive value defined on the Field Criteria > Destination Field Value of a specific field that is associated to other objects, notice that the value defined here is "Business-unit" B is capitalized.

In our given example from the symptom, Division is being filtered by values from the Business Unit field hence the Destination Field Value is defined onto the division field:

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Please correct the Destination field value and ensure that it matches the HRIS field identifier of its parent field:

Based on our example, "Business-unit" should be changed to "business-unit"

This may be corrected via Provisioning (Professional Services) or via Manage Business Configuration (BCUI) - Admin Center > Tool Search > Manage Business Configuration.

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See Also

Employee Central Master Handbook


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