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2472453 - Group goal not affected by write permissions


  • Write permissions for a field is removed for everyone in the XML file
  • Group goal and team goal creation can still edit the field


Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

  • Create a new team or group goal
  • View the creator can edit a field that should be read only


Group goals and team goals behave differently than other goals.  They are not affected by the write permissions in the goal plan XML template, rather the only write control is with the cascade-update field.  The cascade-update field only determines if those who had the goal assigned to them can edit fields, creator can still edit fields regardless of the setting.


For each field-definition tag in the XML template

  • Set cascade-update to push-down if only the creator can edit the goal field
  • Set cascade-update to regular if the assignee can edit the goal field
  • There is no setting to prevent the creator from editing a goal field


KBA , LOD-SF-GM , SAP SF Goal Management , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1702