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2072225 - Reports - Goal Categories Incorrectly Reported via Ad Hoc Report - Goal Management


  • When you generate an ad hoc report for goal management, the categories are showing up incorrectly.


  • Goal Management


  • The likely root cause of this type of issue is that there are other goal plans that may be using the same category ID but using a different category Name(Label).


For example :

Category in 2013 Goal Plan


<category id="RoleObjectives">

    <category-name>Role Objectives</category-name>

    <category-name lang="en_GB">Role Objectives</category-name>

    <category-name lang="en_US">Role Objectives</category-name>



Category in 2014 Goal Plan


<category id="RoleObjectives">

    <category-name>Objectives of Roles</category-name>

    <category-name lang="en_GB"> Objectives of Roles </category-name>

    <category-name lang="en_US"> Objectives of Roles </category-name>



  • When the ad hoc report is generated for the 2014 goal plan, the category is showing up as Role Objectives
  • In the above examples, the category id is the same but the name is different. This will result in the category name(label) from the plan with the lower goal plan id(Earlier goal plan) to be the value showing in the ad hoc report for the goal plan.


When creating new goal plans with new categories, always ensure that the goal category is unique if the category name is new. This will ensure reports are consistent.

Note: Changing the category id for active goal plans is not recommended as the system has already recorded the Id for these goals that have been entered in the system. It is recommended that the fix be done for succeeding goal planning cycles.


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