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2652285 - Filter Search for Ad Hoc Report not loading Picklist values


While creating an Ad Hoc report you try to filter the result for a Picklist field and notice you cannot find the value from the filter search result.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Ad Hoc Reporting
  • SAP SuccessFactors Report Center > Report - Table

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Home > Reporting > Ad Hoc Report > Create an ad hoc report (e.g. RBP Permission to User domain) 
  2. Go To Filter Tab > Select a Field which is Picklist (e.g. Permission) > By My Selection > Search for a value (e.g. Address 1 Edit)
  3. The Search does not fetch the value Address 1 Edit
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  4. If you preview the Permission field values the Address 1 Edit is available


The Auto-Search on ad hoc filter (By My Selection) does not display all values for picklist and when the number of values in Picklist field is more than 200.

This is a know limitation of the Ad Hoc Reporting tool and cannot be changed/altered.


1.) As a workaround you can use the page navigation to find the desired value. e.g. Address 1 Edit

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If the desired value (Address 1 Edit) is not available even by navigating to the next pages make sure the below provisioning option is selected.

Note: Such option should be configured only by Implementation Partner & Professional services after understanding the impact of such option on the current functionalities.

From Provisioning:

  1. Company Settings
  2. Select Sort Picklist Columns Based On Labels
  3. Save

2.) Another workaround is using the ORD tool instead and using Detailed Reporting as the data source of the report since this is a known limitation of the Ad Hoc Reporting tool.

Note: Detailed Reporting tool and Ad Hoc reporting tool share the same data source which is Live Data.

See Also

2537325 - Detailed Reporting in the Online Report Designer/Canvas Reporting - User Assistance Documentation link


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