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2682596 - Change order/display of goal plan fields in performance form


How to change the goal plan fields displayed for a goal in a performance form, and the order in which these fields are displayed.


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Changing the layout of the goal plan fields in performance forms can be done by editing the goal plan XML. Please reach out to your implementation partner or to Product Support for assistance with editing the goal plan XML.

For Support/Partners only: 

In the goal plan XML, there is an area called <form-layout>. It used to control how the goal fields will appear in the Performance Management v12 Acceleration form, if goals are pulled into it from the Goal Plan.

The goal plan field layout can be controlled in Performance Management v12 Acceleration for the 'Goal Details' tab. The order that you enter the fields in the <form-layout> area of the Goal Plan XML is how they will appear in the Goal Details tab.

The following XML shows an example of a layout for displaying the goals information in the 'Goal Details' tab in the Performance Management v12 Acceleration form:



<div align="left">

</div>#set ($group = "name-state")

<table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <td valign="top" width="30%">#if ($display.desc) <b>${label.desc}:</b><br>
    ${field.desc} #end</td>


    <td valign="top" width="30%">#if ($display.metric) <b>${label.metric}:</b><br>
    ${field.metric} #end</td>


    <td valign="top" width="10%">#if ($display.start) <b>${label.start}:</b><br>
    ${field.start} #end</td>


    <td valign="top" width="10%">#if ($display.due) <b>${label.due}:</b><br>
    ${field.due} #end</td>


    <td valign="top" width="10%">#if ($display.done) <b>${label.done}:</b><br>
    ${field.done} #end</td>


    <td valign="top" width="10%">#if ($display.state) <b>${label.state}:</b><br>
    ${field.state} #end</td>

The following image displays how the Goal Details tab will appear with the example XML:

Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.


This layout can be changed by adding/removing fields from the XML, or by changing the order in which the fields are written in the XML.

For example, to add a field to the Goal Details tab, simply add the following XML to the <form-layout> section, with the Field ID of the required field:

<td valign="top" width="10%">#if ($display.Insert Field ID) <b>${label.Insert Field ID}:</b><br>
    ${field.Insert Field ID} #end</td>


Editing the <form-layout> section can only be used to edit the Goal Details tab.

It cannot be used to edit the display of the goal itself (e.g. Name, Metric, Rating, etc.), as shown below.

If maintained in the template, the Category, Name, and Metric fields will appear by default:


For information on the configuration of the Other Details tab, please see Knowledge Base Article 2249223


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