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2752954 - How to associate picklists with standard fields (UDF Fields)

Symptom

How to associate a picklist with a standard field (UDF Field)

Environment

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite.

Resolution

The association of standard fields with picklists is done through the Data Model file. This file is editable only by Implementation Partners or Support Engineers. In case any association or update is needed, please contact one of the above resources to get the changes applied into your file, providing the below details:

  1. Standard field ID:
  2. Standard field label:
  3. Picklist ID:

How to make the association in Data Model file

This section is dedicated to Partners and Support Engineers, who are able to edit the data model.

The association is configured in the declaration of the standard fields. After the label definitions line, you can insert a new line with the following code: <picklist id="PICKLIST_ID"/>

For example, if we want to associate the picklist States with the standard field state, the declaration section will be something like this:

<standard-element id="state" max-length="32" required="true" matrix-filter="false">
     <label>State</label>
     <picklist id="States"/>
</standard-element>

After performing the changes, you just need to re-import the file into the system and the associations will be applied.

See Also

2348141 - Manage Users fields not reflecting picklist values

Keywords

Mapping, Association, Associate Picklists, Picklist, Standard Field, UDF field, Field , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-PCK , Picklist Management Issue , LOD-SF-MDF-PKL , Picklists , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions