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2986708 - Custom Display Order on picklist not working - Recruiting Management


Some picklists are sorting alphabetically despite specifically configure as custom.

Month picklist is not sorting accordingly based Sort Order (L Value).


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Picklist Center 
  2. Select Picklist ID
  3. Adjust Display Order to Custom
  4. Set L Value to the picklist
  5. When checking the actual field with picklist, it displays alphabetical instead of the custom configuration.


The inconsistency is caused by MDF Cache.


Inconsistency on data usually happens in MDF Based objects. If there are changes made that does not reflect the instance or career site, this can be fixed clearing the MDF Cache.

To clear the Metadata Cache go to:

  1. Admin Center
  2. OData API Metadata Refresh and Export
  3. Refresh Metadata Cache

See Also

2848565 - MDF Picklist - How to control the Display order?

2534674 - How to fix inconsistencies in MDF Objects List?


not arranged, different order, incorrect sorting , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-ADM , Admin Center, RBP, Permissions and Settings , LOD-SF-MDF-PKL , Picklists , Problem


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