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2458488 - How to setup the Prerequisites Relationship?


This article describes how to set up prerequisites for items on LMS.


SuccessFactors Learning Management System - Core

Reproducing the Issue

You have an item or grouping of items the user must complete before they can self-register for a scheduled offering or launch an online item.




To proceed on creating a prerequisite relationship, please follow these steps:

  1. Create two new items that you desire to add the prerequisite relationship.
  2. Select the Prerequisites tab from the Related area of the item that should have the prerequisite.
  3. Click Create New Group.
  4. Enter a title for the group.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the add item icon next to the name of the group you just created.
  7. Enter criteria to search for the other item created in step 1. This will be the prerequisite item.
  8. Click Search.
  9. Check the Add checkbox.
  10. Click Add.
  11. Verify that the selected item is displayed.


Additional Details:

  • To verify prerequisites for multiple items at once, the following report can be used: Item With Prerequisites.
  • When revising an Item, Prerequisites of the original item are automatically transferred to the revised item.
  • Curricula can be added as a Prerequisite of an Item. A user must have a curriculum status of "Complete" to be considered as having met the Prerequisite.
  • Users cannot launch online content or register in Scheduled Offerings of items for which they have not completed the prerequisite items. There is one exception to this rule, configured as a global User Setting which allows Users to register in Scheduled Offerings of items with prerequisites if they are also registered in an offering of the prerequisite and it occurs before the subsequent offering (System Admin > Configuration > User Settings > 'Allow self-registration to proceed as long as the prerequisites will be completed prior to the scheduled start date'). More details on KBA 2292374.
  • Admins can create groups of Prerequisites. A user must complete all items or curricula within a group to complete the prerequisites for the item. There is an OR relationship between groups, meaning that if user completes one of the groups, s/he would be considered as having met the Prerequisite. Customers can provide groups of prerequisites for users to complete and provide different paths and options for completing the prerequisite learning objectives.
  • Supervisors can Override Item Prerequisites (System Admin > Configuration > Registration Settings) - If enabled, supervisors can register users into learning items even when the user does not meet the prerequisites.
  • Prerequisites do not factor in retraining, they simply look into history to see if the prerequisition was ever completed.

See Also

2292374 - Allow self-registration to proceed as long as the prerequisites will be completed prior to the scheduled start date - LMS

2347728 - Can we set Pre-requisite for already launched courses?

2308511 - Learning: Unable to add inactive item to prerequisites

2073611 - How to Block users Registration to Items/Courses that have not met the prerequisite


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