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2085258 - Worksheet Design - Include Names of Other People in Worksheets - Compensation


  • It is possible to include a column or columns in the worksheet using the UserName feature, which populates the fields with a person's first and last name. 
  • The purpose of this field is to be able to display the full name of any user (first name, middle name, last name) in a custom column by supplying UserID only in User Directory.


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This could also be used to show anyone's name, but is typically used to show someones second manager or HR manager for example. The feature requires you to configure a field and populate the data file with the people's UserID. Follow the steps to do so:

  1. Go to Admin Tools > Compensation >Compensation Home;
  2. Choose your Template > Plan Setup > Design Worksheet.
  3. Hit Add Column button and choose Custom
  4. In Configure the selected column (right hand part of the screen), use the following settings and save your changes:
  • Column Name: give your new column a name (in our example, Second Manager)
  • Read-only: Choose Yes
  • Column Type: Choose UserName
  • Formula: leave empty
  • Validation: No validation

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  • Column width: leave empty (recommended)
  • Other Options: select options you need (in our example, reportable and reloadable)
  • Column Id: give a unique column id or leave system suggested name.
  • Import Key: give a unique import key (in our example SECONDMANAGERID)

   Next step is to populate User Directory file with UserId. To do so, export the User Directory including Compensation information.
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  1. Open your exported file and populate your import key column with UserIds (in our example SECONDMANAGERID).
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  2. Save your changes and import the updated file back and create a new form.
  3. Check your newly created form.

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