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karenperez
Product and Topic Expert
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INTRODUCTION

It is very common for customers to look for options to improve the user experience through deep links, which are nothing more than hyperlinks that lead directly to a specific page in the SAP SuccessFactors system, but for many customers, the creation/definition of the deep link still causes a little discomfort or dedication of time that is increasingly scarce. Because of that, we've put examples in this blog that can be used as a starting point for those who want to better explore the possibilities of deep links to Employee Central processes/portlets.

DETAILS

Before jumping to the sample deep link use cases, it is important to remember that we will cover Employee Central links and for this, there are a set of supported Base URL options to be used, which are:

  • /sf/liveprofile/

  • /sf/employmentinfo

  • /sf/personalinfo

  • /sf/employeeupdate


The deep link is defined in blocks as per below diagram:


To bring the information of a specific person you can add the following parameter to these URL options: selected_user=UserID

To bring the information of a specific position you can use the following parameter: selected_position=position external code




  1. Sample Deep Links


1.1 Go to Profile

The below URL takes you to the Profile page, without pointing to any specific portlet/block.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/personalinfo

1.2 Profile Portlets/Blocks

when you need to send the users to a specific portlet/block from the profile, you can use the parameters:

  • blockid=

  • blockType=


In the below example we have used both. The first one we are pointing to the Address Info Portlet. The second we are directing the users to the Personal Information portlet.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/personalinfo?blockId=block7322


Image from demo


Please remember that you have to go to the 'Configurare People Profile' to check and copy the block id or type to be added to your URL, as per the screenshot below:


Image from demo


Below you can also find an example using the blockType parameter:

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/personalinfo?blockType=PERSONAL_INFO_BLOCK


Image from demo



 

1.3 Job Information

To directly access the Job Information portlet to make changes, such as Promotion, Demotion, Transfer, etc, the below URL brings you to the portlet. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/employeeupdate?selected_user=100239


Image from demo


1.4 Employment Details

To directly access the Employment Details portlet use the below URL. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user and the Action Controller to already open the portlet in edit mode.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/employeeupdate?selectquestion=essMssEmploymentDetailsAction...


Image from demo


1.5 One Time Deduction

To directly access the One Time Deduction portlet use the below URL. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user and the Action Controller to already open the portlet in edit mode.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/employeeupdate?selectquestion=essMssOneTimeDeductionControl...


Image from demo


1.6 One Time Payment

To directly access the One Time Payment portlet use the below URL. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user and the Action Controller to already open the portlet in edit mode.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/employeeupdate?selectquestion=essMssPayCompNonRecurringActi...

Image from demo


1.7 Termination

To directly access the Termination portlet use the below URL. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user and the Action Controller to already open the portlet in edit mode.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/employeeupdate?selectquestion=essMssTerminateActionControll...


Image from demo


1.8 Concurrent Employment

For you, quickly start concurrent employment, use the below URL. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user and the Action Controller to already open the portlet in edit mode.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/employeeupdate?selectquestion=essMssConcurrentEmploymentAct...


Image from demo


1.9 Position Org Chart

To access the Position Org Chart for a specific position, use the below URL. In case you don't want to access a specific position, but just the full Position Org Chart, you need to remove the selected_position parameter from the URL.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/orgchart?type=position&selected_position=3000901


Image from demo


1.10 Company Structure Overview

To access the Position Org Chart for a specific position, use the below URL. Note that for this URL we have used the parameter type=

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/orgchart?type=entity&bplte


Image from demo


1.11 Time Off request

To directly access the Time Off request page use the below URL. Please note that we have used the parameter to define a specific user.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/timeoff?selected_user=100009


Image from demo


1.12 Time Off Administer Time

To directly access the Time Off Administer Time page use the below URL.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/timeoffworkbench


Image from demo


1.13 Time Off Calendars

To directly access the Time Off Calendars page use the below URL.

https://salesdemo4.successfactors.com/sf/timeoffcalendars


Image from demo


 

This ends our blog, but as noticed, the parameters used are all optional, in other words, it can be used or not, depending on the use case that needs to be implemented.

CONCLUSION

This blog post shared some Employee Central deep link possibilities for you to use as a starting point when thinking about improving the user experience of your employees or admins.

Looking forward to your comments and seeing your use cases/experiences on this topic.
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