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2266930 - Benefits Eligibility Start Date does not work with onInit rules


When setting up an onInit rule for the field Benefits Eligibility Start Date field, the rule does not trigger/change the value from the Hire Date field during the new hire wizard.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central
  • Business Rules


The onInit rule type will not work for the Benefits Eligibility Start Date field as the field has hardcoded logic to set it equal to the Hire Date field. If a rule is setup, the value will be overwritten with the Hire Date field value due to the hardcoded logic.


This is expected behavior due to hardcoded logic to convert this field to the Hire Date field value. A workaround can be used to set the field visibility to none and then setup a custom-date field with the same label of 'Benefits Eligibility Start Date'. This custom field can then be configured to use a rule as necessary during the new hire process.

See Also



onInit rule, EC, NewHire , KBA , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1511