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2080110 - Enable Middle Name in Employee Central and Employee Profile user search - Employee Central

Symptom

  • This article explains how to enable the EC/EP user search field to include “Middle Name” in the search criteria – This feature was released in b1308 release - EDU-4445.

  • We would like to be able to search on Middle Name in Employee Central, the same as we can search for Middle Name using People Search in the top right corner of the application.

Environment

  • Employee Central.

Resolution

  • To include users Middle Names when searching for users in the EC/EP user search field shown below you will need to make a few changes to your system permissions -:
     

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  • If you are using Role-Based Permissions -:
  1. You need to first ensure that the Middle Name field in Employee Profile (“mi” in the User Data Import file) is enabled and exposed in your instance (if not please reach out to Customer Success to enable this field).​
     
  2. If the Middle Name field is enabled and exposed in Employee Profile, then all you need to do is permission the Employee Data > Middle Name field to the “All Users” Role-Based Permission Role. The working of this is based on the Target Population being set to Permission Group “Everone” to Target Population “All”. If the permission is not set on this Permission Group, then this feature will not work. Usually the best role to permission this to is the role used to permission users to be able to log into the system.

 

  • If you are not using Role-Based Permissions -:
  1. You need to first ensure that the Middle Name field in Employee Profile (“mi” in the User Data Import file) is enabled and exposed in your instance (if not please reach out to Customer Success to enable this field).
     
  2. You will need to contact Customer Success and raise a Configuration Change Request case to get the “Middle Name” field permissioned to All Users via an Employee Profile Data Model change.

 

  • Once the changes have been completed you will be able to search based on the Middle Name of employees, as seen in the below screenshot -:
     

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Keywords

KBA , sf employee central , sf employee profile , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions