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A position is a job title in a division of an internal or partner organization. A position hierarchy represents reporting relationships among positions. Positions provide an appropriate basis for access control in many scenarios, because a position in an organization is typically more stable than the individual's assignment to the position.
Customer data and some types of referential data can be associated with one or more positions. If individual data can be associated with a position, then you can apply position access control to the data by one or more of the following means:
An employee or partner user can be associated with one or more positions, of which only one can be the active position at a given time. All types of position access control for an employee or partner user are determined by the active position.
One of the user's positions is designated as the primary position. When a user logs in, the primary position is the active position. To make a different position the active position, one of the following must happen:
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