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2084796 - Salary Tab name is too long.It can be no longer than 31 characters


Error while saving/copying a compensation template with the following message: "Error: Salary tab name is too long. It can be no longer than 31 characters."

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Compensation Home;
  2. Choose your template or clone one;
  3. Make any change and save;
  4. You receive the error as in the screenshot below.


Reason why you’re seeing this error message is that you have a Label for Salary tab which is longer than 31 characters.


To resolve this issue follow the steps below:

  1. Login to the instance > Go to Admin Tools > Click on Manage Compensation Plan Template
  2. Open the Template that you’re trying to copy/make changes > Click on Column Designer
  3. Then in the drop down of “Which type of fields would you like to configure” select Navigation Fields > Over to the left change the label of Salary Tab so that it is no longer than 31 characters.
    salary tab label.png


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