2385804 - Supported Fields for People Search

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2385804 - Supported Fields for People Search

Symptom

What are the standard fields supported in People Search to search employees?

Resolution

People Search  supports to query on following system standard fields:

  • users firstname
  • users lastname
  • users mi
  • users nickname

The people search will only display First, Last and Middle name. It will search by nickname but will not display in the people search.

If "Hide (user name) in the UI" is not checked in provisioning -> company settings, system will also query on:

  • users username

If "Employee Central V2" is enabled, system will also query on:

  • external person ID

P.S.: Users will only be able to search external person ID if the employee is considered an Employee Central user in the system.

If "Enable People Search on Alternate fields" is enabled, system will also query on:

  • formal_name
  • preferred_name
  • display_name
  • second_last_name
  • partner_name

 As per Engineering team team, there are two types of Search when "Enable People Search on Alternate fields" is enabled in Company Settings

1. Prefix Search - Which is triggered when you enter a search string with no blank space.

This supports the following Search

  • display_Name ($(First_Name) $(Middle_Initial) $(Last_Name).)
  • formal_Name (Value set in Personal Information in Employee profile)

If the value set on formal_Name or display_Name contains a blank space, then the user you are trying to search will not appear)

2. Contain Search - Is triggered when you enter a search string with a blank space or below supported search strings.

  • firstName lastName
  • middleName
  • username
  • preferredName

 

Keywords

KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Foundational Capabilities & Tools , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-PLT-SRH , Search , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite all versions