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2475763 - Workflow update button error - "You are not authorized to view this data for the selected user"


  • When approver clicks on Update button in termination Workflow, they are getting error as, "You are not authorized to view this data for the selected user".


  • SuccessFactors Employee Central Workflows

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Configure workflow for termination with, "Edit with route change" or "Edit without Route change".
  2. Terminate the employee which triggers workflow
  3. Click on Update button in workflow request


  • Permission for Update Employment Records is not given


  1. Goto Admin Centre ->  Manage Permission Roles -> Select Workflow Approver Role -> Permissions -> Employee Data -> Update Employment Records (displayed as 'Take Action' button).
  2. Mark View , Edit.
  3. Save the entries and role.


termination workflow error, update button, edit with route change, edit without route change, take action permission , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , How To


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