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2085255 - Cannot Alter Custom Date Field Format in Compensation Worksheets


  • A custom date field, created within a Compensation worksheet, has six digits while a standard date field has eight digits.
  • A customer reports they are unable to adjust the date format of the date field within Compensation worksheets.
  • They see the custom date field, which was also created, has a format of dd/mm/yy while any standard date field, such as start date, has a format of dd/mm/yyyy.
  • Can the date format be made uniform, all following the dd/mm/yyyy format?
  • This KB article describes what to do when creating custom date fields in a compensation plan and their formats.


SAP SuccessFactors Compensation


The dd/mm/yy is the current system default for custom date fields and cannot currently be changed.

Options for Customers

  • Convert the custom date field to be a string type field. This will allow you enter the required date format for Compensation worksheets.
  • The downside of this option is the date will NOT adjust based on changes in locale/language.

See Also

KB article 2826355 - Numeric overflow exception while applying non-EC eligibility rules in Compensation


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