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2845971 - Error 'Business Partner Role cant be changed' during import employee

Symptom

Error message:'Business Partner Role cant be changed' (Message number /SHCM/EMP_PASEIN_CL 007), during synchronization employee to BP.

Environment

 S/4 HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Import employee data with BP role:BUP003 in Import employee App, which identification ID type is HCM001.
  2. Go to check log detail.
  3. Error message: 'Business Partner Role cant be changed' (Message number /SHCM/EMP_PASEIN_CL 007) and 'Invalid BusinessPartnerRole HCMXXX' (Message number /SHCM/EMP_PASEIN_CL 004)

Cause

The import employee number already is assigned a BP role. e.g. BBP010, which identification ID type is HCM031.
As current standard scenario, the change same employee's employment to different BP type is not possible in Import employee App.

Resolution

Please upload employees(Role BUP003) and other roles, e.g. freelancer(Role BBP010) separately to avoid the situation.

Keywords

KBA , CA-HR-S4 , Cross-Application HCM Objects in S/4HANA , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions