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2601789 - error when changing the required parameter for the EP profile fields: lastName, email, firstName from optional to mandatory.


Importing succession data model setting EP profile fields: lastName, firstName or  email from optional to mandatory gives the error:

Form data is invalid

Validation Failed !

Cannot make the Standard Element(s) configured as required when corresponding hris field is visible. Make the following standard element(s) as not required OR configure the corresponding hris-field(s) as invisible : lastName, email, firstName.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile

Reproducing the Issue

change parameter required of EP field lastName to 'true' and import succession data model



an error message is displayed



If Employee Central is enabled First Name, Last name and email address are synced from EC to EP and must be populated in EC - Personal Information only.

EP fields must be set to visible only and not required.


Standard configuration is to populate these fields in EC only.

If you want EP to populate these fields then you have to set these fields to visible only and not required in EC.


First; Last; Name; Email; , KBA , LOD-SF-EP , Employee Profile , LOD-SF-EC-PER , Person Data (All Person Data Types) , Problem


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