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2546615 - Manage Business Configuration : Background and Trend permission issue when Read Only is set to True.


Configured Background or Trend portlet/element as Read Only = True, via Manage Musiness Configuration > Employee Profile > Background Elements

Background / Trend Element is not made Read Only after changing its configuration to reado-only = true


  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Central (Manage Business Configuration - BCUI)

Reproducing the Issue

1 - Go to Manage Business Configuration and add specific element (here background information)

  • See data fields below:



2 - Create specific permission for the Background element



3 - Go back to Employee profile page - the fields are still showing as editable


Configuration Issue - Read only = True is not supported for Background elements.


This is expected behaviour, currently "Read only = True" is not supported for Background Elements (portlets/blocks). This should instead be controlled via Role-Based Permissions (Permission Roles > View/Edit permissions).

For "Trend" Background Elements (portlets/blocks) you can set "Visibility = View" for the Trend element in Manage Business Configuration (or the Succession Data Model XML) to make the element read-only.

If you would like to modify or enhance this behaviour, please validate your enhancement request under the Customer Community. See article 2090228 for more details.

See Also

2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products


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