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2235500 - People Profile: Values supported by the Country field

Symptom

  • What values are supported to populate the “Country” field by Import on People Profile?
  • How these values are presented in People Profile?

Environment

SuccessFactors People Profile

Resolution

What values are supported to populate the “Country” field on People Profile?

Currently the Country field on People Profile supports both "OptionId" and "External_Code" options when using the “ISOCountryList” picklist associated, to populate this information through the “Employee Import” file. If you do not have the picklist association in the country field, then the only option supported to import this information is the “External_Code” of the country.

 

How these values are presented in People Profile?

It depends if you are using a picklist association in the “Country” field. Bellow you can find further information and detailed explanation on how these values are presented on People Profile when using a picklist association or using a “Country” field without picklists:

 

Country Field with picklist association

When upgrading the “Country” field information on People Profile through the “Employee Import” file, it is now possible to populate it with either the “OptionId” and/or the “External_Code” option from the picklist file:

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Please note that it is only possible to use the “OptionId” from the “ISOCountryList” picklist if the country field has the picklist (Dropdown list) associated to it.

If you choose to populate the "Country" information with the "OptionId" (e.g. “334”) of the country picklist:

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This information will be displayed in the People Profile with the picklist's label (e.g. United States):

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In case you choose to populate it with the "External_Code" (e.g. USA):

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Then this information will be displayed in the People Profile with the country flag:

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However, if you populate this information in the Employee Import file with the picklist's label (e.g. United States):

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This information will not be recognized by the system and the information in this field will be displayed as blank:

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Please note that when using the picklist association, it is possible to display in the field only the flag or the country name. Currently it is not possible to display both in the field information.

 

Country field without picklists

It is possible to display the flag and the name on the country field when not using the picklist (Dropdown list) association. However, if you opt to populate this information through the “Employee Import” file, then the only available option to populate it, is by using the “External_Code” from the country (e.g. USA).

In case you are not using the picklist association in the field, and you choose to populate it with the "External_Code" (e.g. USA), then this information will be displayed on People Profile with the country flag and name:

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Besides the import option, you can also populate this information by selecting an option from the dropdown list if you have the picklist association or by typing the country name.

Keywords

KBA , LOD-SF-EP , Employee Profile , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions