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2397303 - Platform - What are the valid characters for Username and User Id when adding a user profile in BizX?

Symptom

  • What characters can be used in username and user IDs?
  • Are there any restrictions to the characters we can use for Username & user ID?
  • Is there a list of valid characters or symbols when defining Username's and UserIDs in SuccessFactors?
  • Will the letter "ñ" appear in the system if you will import a userdata file containing the leter "ñ" in the USERID and USERNAME field?

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Successfactors Employee Profile/ Employee Central

Resolution

Currently, Successfactors does not support non alphanumeric characters for username and any other characters for username.

The list of supported characters are : a-z, -, _, ., @, !, ~, #, $, %,^, &, *, +, ?, |,', 0-9

For Employee Import/Basic Import:

 

UserId only support 4 special characters:  _ - @ .

UserId doesn't support these special characters: ! # $ % ^ & * () + = { [ } ] | \ : ; ”’ < , > ? / ~ ` or § or ñ or é

Username support these special characters: ! @ # $ % & * _ - + . ? ~ `

Username doesn't support these special characters: ( ) ^ = { [ } ] | \ : ; ” ’ < , > / or § or ñ or é 

 

For Manage Users UI:

  • (Username can only be alphanumeric and special characters among  _ - @ . )
  •  Username/UserID: both only support 4 special characters: _ - @ .

Employee Central Support Engineer Team Action:

  1. Please refer to Internal Meno

Keywords

UserID, PeronID, Username, Characters, User Name, special characters, valid characters, valid special characters, PLA-5830, PLT-15010 , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-EC-EDP , Import Employee Data (EC Core only) , LOD-SF-EC-EMP , Employment Information (Employment & Termination Details) , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite 1805