2583886 - XML Configuration for Competency Fields in the Development Plan

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2583886 - XML Configuration for Competency Fields in the Development Plan

Symptom

In the Development Plan, you want to add Competencies when adding a Development Goal, but there is no Competency field to see:

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Environment

  • Career Development
  • Development Plan

Reproducing the Issue

Go to:

  1. Development >
  2. Click on 'Add New Goal' >
  3. No Competencies available for selection

Cause

The Development Plan template has not been configured to display competencies.

Resolution

If you already have Competency libraries  in your instance, your Partner/ Consultant or Professional Services can configure the template, to make Competency fields appear.

To do so:

1. A filter section needs to be added to the Development Plan template XML. Below is an example where I have included two categories from the library 'SFPART005113' and one from the library 'SuccessFactors'

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Note: In this example I do not want to include Competencies from forms, roles or skills, so I set these to '<exclude'

2. Make sure you have the competency field definition configured:

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3. That the read and write permissions are configured:

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4. And the competency entry has been added to the layout section:

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5. Import in Provisioning and now you will see the Competency field appearing when adding a goal, with all the Competencies in alphabetical order.

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Browse Competency feature

It is also possible to add a 'Browse Competency' link to the same interface, which will show you all your libraries and their respective Competencies.

To do so:

1. Add the switch: "<switch for="show-competency-browser" value="on" />" to yoiur switch section in the Development template. Example:

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Note: to hide the feature, just set the value to "off".

2. Save and upload the template in Provisioning.

3. You will now see the Browser option displaying:

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Note: by clicking on this and then on the dropdown, you will see all the libraries, with their respective competencies, in the system

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Above you can see that there are two libaries in this instance, and below the dropdown menu, you can see the competencies grouped into their categories.

See Also

2259810 - Competency filters in Career Development Planning

2086135 - Competencies - Linking Development Goals to Competencies - Career Development

2094171 - Mapping Learning Activities and Competencies - Learning & Development

2086144 - Competencies - Not Displaying When First Added - Career Development

2086107 - All about Competency Libraries – Competencies

Keywords

Competencies, Development Plan, Development Goals, Career Development Planning, Development templates, XML configuration. , KBA , LOD-SF-CDP , Career Development Planning , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions