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2710923 - Error "The content of element type "succession-data-model" must match "(description?,workflow*)" received when importing Data Model


While importing the Data Model in Provisioning of the instance, the following error appears: The content of element type "succession-data-model" must match "(description?,workflow*,number-format*,field-display-format*,standard-element*,userinfo-element*,background-element*,tab-element*,hris-element*,hris-action*,custom-filters?,element-permission*,dg-filters?,view-template*,hris-sync-mappings?)".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Provisioning
  2. Import/Export Data Model option
  3. Try to import new data model file
  4. Receive the error message


While creating or editing the Data Model, the succession flow has not met the expected order.


To successfully import the Data Model, make sure to follow the below steps:

  1. Access the Data Model xml file
  2. Make sure the position of this custom filter satisfies the order as mentioned in the DTD file for succession data model: "(description?,workflow*,number-format*,field-display-format*,standard-element*,userinfo-element*,background-element*,tab-element*,hris-element*,hris-action*,custom-filters?,element-permission*,dg-filters?,view-template*,hris-sync-mappings?)".
  3. Import the data model

NOTE: Provisioning access is restricted to SAP Partners and SAP Cloud Product Support.


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