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2308817 - How to enable Mass Changes to Positions- Employee Central



There is a mass change feature you can use to make changes simultaneously to a large number of positions.



The mass change of field values of positions was only possible via export and import.



  1. The new mass change processing allows customers to change the field value of positions without the necessity of exporting and importing the affected positions.
  2. In addition the positions changes can be directly synchronized with the Job Information of the position incumbents.

Additional Information:

  1. At present such mass change runs are only supported for the "Position" object, but not for any other MDF object types.
  2. It's required to use a rule to specify which positions should be changed (via the IF condition of the rule) and how these positions should be changed (via the THEN condition of the rule).
  3. Optionally the position-to-jobInfo sync can be triggered.
  4. The mass change run processing is done with a QUARTZ job.
  5. The mass change run is realized as MDF object. Permissions need to be set for this MDF object.




Employee Central


Step 2:Prerequisites 

As stated above, the Mass Change Run object is RBP-secured by default 

  1. Ensure you are logged in as a user who has admin rights and the ability to change user permissions.
  2. Navigate to Admin Tools (Drop down arrow next to your username on the top of the page)
        a. Go to Administration tools…Manage Employees, select Set User Permissions…then Manage permission Roles.
  3. Under the Manage Security Section select the ‘Manage Permission Roles’ link
  4. Select the role that you would like to grant the access to Manage Mass Changes for Metadata Objects
  5. Click the ‘Permission…’ button to bring up the Permission Settings dialogue box
  6. In the left pane, under Administrator Permissions, select Metadata Framework
  7. Now in the right hand pane select the checkbox next to ‘Manage Mass Changes for Metadata Objects’
  8. Now select ‘Done’ on the Permission Settings dialogue box
  9. Then click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

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Important:  Mass Changes to Positions

  1. You can use a single rule to define the position target population and the change attributes.
  2. Changes are effective dated.
  3. Changes to positions can be synced to incumbents.
  4. The Mass Change Run object is RBP-secured by default. This means that only permitted users can make such changes.



  1. ECT-26516
  2. Mass Changes to Positions
  3. Position
, KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , LOD-SF-EC-RBP , Roles & Permissions , Product Enhancement


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