2416813 - Enabled field not available for concatenation in Business Rule

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2416813 - Enabled field not available for concatenation in Business Rule

Symptom

I enabled the field id="custom-string1"  label = "Sun Family" in EC, but it is not available in a Business rule dropdown.

in other words > Custom String with picklist not available in substring and concatenate functions

 

Reproducing the Issue

Create, Enable and Maintain a field in EC

in this example

Field = "Sub Family"

> attach a picklist

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The field is maintained in Job Info

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Now > attempt to create a rule to use the field "Sub Family"

The field is available for selection in “Set”

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But the field “Sub Family” it is not available for concatenation

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Cause

Concatenation is not possible, it does not apply for picklist, FO or GO fields

Resolution

You can use concat functions for string fields ONLY. 

Please note:

There is no plan to introduce this feature in the near future.

Keywords

Concatenation Custom field , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-RUL , Business Rules & Event Derivation , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1611