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2893553 - Impact of Guardrail : Blocked and Off-peak hours and mismatch in estimated number of cells


The L2 and L3 Guardrails previously communicated will not be applied.


  • Users get messages indicating L2 and L3 guardrails while running Reports Online and Offline.
  • Once executed, such reports have 'Blocked' and 'Off-peak' under the 'Impact of Guardrail' column in Report Center > View Schedules > My Jobs

Also, the number of cells displayed in the warning message while running the report and the one displayed under my jobs are incorrect.

Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
    • Report Center: Report - Table and Report - Custom

Reproducing the Issue



Code change pending


Off-Peak hours and blocked

A code change is currently under development to remove the potentially confusing messages.
We currently do not have a timeline for the fix

Internal ticket number for reference only - AYT-28296

Users can safely ignore the messages about reports being scheduled during off-peak hours or being blocked.

Estimated number of cells displayed in the Report execution warning and 'My Jobs' incorrect:

A code fix is tentatively scheduled to be deployed on the 28th of February to fix this.

Internal ticket number for reference only - AYT-27687 / PTCH-32017

For Roll out plan, Guardrail Experience &Considerations, please visit our community page here.

See Also

Report Guardrails Beginning in Q4 2019 - Innovation Alert - Customer Community Blog

2859632 - Q4-2019 / B1911 - Reporting Cell Level Guardrails Information | AYT-24281


AYT-27687, PTCH-32017, AYT-28296, Impact, Guardrail, Guardrails, Off-peak, Blocked , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA , Analytics & Reporting (Ad Hoc, YouCalc, ORD) , Bug Filed


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