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2499803 - HTML text appearing under parent alignment


  • Some users are seeing HTML text under the objective align up from section of the goal plan


  • Some users see goal plans normally


Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Goals
  2. Select another employee’s goals who has a goal cascaded to them
  3. View the text display problem


This is a configuration issue.  The users who run into this problem only have read access to the metric lookup table and nothing else.  The users who do not run into this problem also have read access to the goal name field.  The align up from required read access to the name field for deeplink information to the parent’s goal, without this it will read and display incorrectly.


A few ways to change this problem in the goal plan XML Template to resolve this issue based on your needs

  • Restrict the reading of the metric lookup table to only those who have read access to the goal name
    <field-permission type="read">
            <field refid="metric-lookup-table"/>
  • Grant the goal name readability to all users
    <field-permission type="read">
            <field refid="name"/>
  • For the read permissions of table columns for the metric lookup table, add <field refid=”name”>
      <description><![CDATA[Employee and Managers may read all fields.]]></description>
            <field refid="name"/>
            <table-col id="achievement" field-refid="metric-lookup-table"/>
            <table-col id="rating" field-refid="metric-lookup-table"/>


KBA , LOD-SF-GM , SAP SF Goal Management , Problem


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