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2086602 - Competencies Mapping to Fields Other than Jobcode - sysMappingDataTypes - Competencies


  • This article shows how to map to a field other than Jobcode.
  • Can we map to Job Title?
  • Can we map to other standard fields?
  • Can we map to custom fields?



  • Job Profile
  • Performance Management
  • Goal Management


  • Can we map to Job Title? No. A possible work around for Job Title is to use a custom field for Job Title, copy your into the custom field and then map to the custom field.
  • Can we map to other standard fields? Yes. Any standard user information field could be used for mapping competencies, with the exception of Job Title
  • Can we map to custom fields? Yes, but only with JDM v1. Job Profile Builder (JDMv2) does not support mapping to custom fields. 
  • Can we do this ourselves? No, this will require configuration via support.


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For details on mapping Competencies please refer to our main solution.

 Defining and Using Job Roles

This feature is enabled automatically once it is configured in the SM Data Model. Basically, you need to configure (or tell our system) which fields to expose for Role Mapping purposes. This is achieved by configuring a "view-template". Here's a sample:

  1. Add the following text to your SM- Data Model

<view-template id="sysMappingDataTypes" visibility="none" pdf-printing-enabled="true">

<label>View Template for Family and Roles mapping data types</label>

<description>This view Template for Family and Roles mapping data types should have only 1 edit template</description>

<edit-template id="sysMappingDataTypesEditTemplate">

<label>Edit Template for Family and Roles mapping data types</label>

<description>Edit Template for Family and Roles mapping data types</description>

<standard-element-ref refid="department"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="division"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="jobCode"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="location"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="country"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom01"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom02"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom03"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom04"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom05"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom06"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom07"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom08"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom09"/>

<standard-element-ref refid="custom10"/>




This view-template is OPTIONAL (default behavior…which is all roles are mapped to JOBCODE). If you configure this section, you will see that the system will allow you to map a job role to any of these data fields.


Manage Competency tool

  • This new tool replaces the original Manage Competency tool if you're using OneAdmin. If you're using the original Admin Tools, you'll have the option to try the new tool under the same Manage Competency link. The new Manage Competency tool streamlines how you create or edit competencies. It's now easy to mark a competency as a Core Competency and have it automatically pulled into review forms. You'll also be able to save copies of competencies, quickly see which job roles already include the competency, easily find links to import files, and easily access the Success Store for more content. The new Manage Competency tool supports all competencies and behaviors, but doesn't yet support Job Description Manager (JDM) content.


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