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2883184 - How to restrict / disable "Switch to Classic View" in Report Centre ?


How to Disable / Restrict access to the 'Switch to Classic View' option  in Report Centre?


  • SuccessFactors HXM Suite
    • Report Centre 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log into SuccessFactors
  2. Remove RBP to all Classic Reporting Features
  3. Log out of SuccessFactors
  4. Log into SuccessFactors
  5. Navigate to Report Centre
  6. Switch to Classic View still available in Report Centre. 


After the 2005 release, visibility and access to the 'Switch to Classic View' button can be controlled through RBP.

Only users with one or more of the following permissions will be able to see the Switch:

User Permissions > Reports Permission:

  • Classic Reports

  • List View

  • Spotlight View

  • Spreadsheet Reports

Or One or more of the 'Executive Review *' permissions under 'User Permissions > Compensation and Variable Pay'

Or "Talent Search Export Permission" under Succession Planners > Talent Search Access

To reiterate, any one of the above permissions will allow the user to view and access the 'Switch to Classic View' button

Note: It is NOT possible to limit this access through RBP in instances with the B1911 release version.
Check the following KBA for the release schedule: 2521176 - 2020 Release Schedule - SuccessFactors - Product Updates

Note: If you have enabled one of the informed permissions and the button still not available. Please ask for your partner or SAP Support to verify if one of the following options is enabled in provisioning:

  • Resolve null Scale IDs in Reports:
    • Spotlight Views
    • Spreadsheet Reports
    • Classic Reporting


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