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2441671 - Previous Employment ID in Employment Information


What does Previous Employment ID (prevEmployeeID) in Employment Information section does?

Detail as provided in Employee Central Date Object Tables Reference Guide:



Employee Central - Rehire / Hire

Employee Central - Job Information

Employee Central - Employment Information

Reproducing the Issue

Previous Employment ID is available under employment information section while doing Rehire / Hire


it is then shown in employment details section where hire details are maintained



  • We verified with our Core Engineering team and were informed that previous employment ID is just a plain text field. It doesn’t have any logic or associations
  • So when doing re-hiring with new employment ID, you have to manually maintain this field (you need to first know, what is old employment ID and then enter this in new employment details)
  • This field is just a reference, if you want to search the previous employment of this employee, you can just refer to this field and search inactive employee with same ID and see the details
  • This will NOT link two profiles in any way, it is just another field where you can put/maintain an old ID as reference, if needed in future


Previous employment prevEmployeeID Rehire Previous Employment ID , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-HIR , Hire & Rehire Wizards , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-EC-EMP , Employment Information (Employment & Termination Details) , How To


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