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2498980 - Personal Information import file error "{0} is a required field and cannot be blank"


When importing Personal Information of the employees, an error of "{0} is a required field and cannot be blank" is encountered.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

1. Navigate to Admin CenterImport Employee Data

2. Select Personal Information or Composite Employee Data Import

3. Select Incrementatal Load

4. Browse the Personal Information csv file

5. Click on Validate/Import

Result: File cannot be imported. Error "{0} is a required field and cannot be blank" is displayed.

Error KBA.jpg


For Personal Information imports, only onChange and onSave rules are supported, workflows and onInit are not.


Disable the RBP Settings from Manage Permission Role > Select Permissions > Employee Central Import Settings > Enable Business Rules for selected areas > Personal Information option.

This switch is specific with Imports and will not impact any changes from UI. Then, try to import again.

PersonalInfo Rule.JPG

See Also



Personal Information Imports, Composite Employee Data Import, "{0} is a required field and cannot be blank" , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-EDP , Import Employee Data (EC Core only) , LOD-SF-EC-PER , Person Data (All Person Data Types) , How To


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1705