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2615810 - Boolean field not retaining values - yesNo / trueFalse


Boolean or yes/no fields are not working properly.

The value is not persisted and sometimes the dropdown leads to application error.



Employee Central


  • Few standard fields are of dataType boolean and have 1 byte length and expect values in tre/false in the backend.
  • The fields of dataType boolean can be found in Data Object Tables guide.
  • When this field is added in manage business configuration and saved, it saves as boolean and it works properly.
  • If while adding this new field, if you assign a picklist as well and save, the datatype changes to picklist instead of boolean and field won't work properly.


  • Do not add picklist while adding and saving boolean fields in business configuration tool.
  1. If the field is already corrupted then kindly remove the field and add it back again without picklist in business configuration tool and save
  2. Load the data again to all employees, if the data was present earlier to this change.


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