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2085415 - Comments in Employee Profile Not Saved, Lost, or Replaced with Number - SCM


When a user enters a comment in the SAP SuccessFactors Talent Pool selection of the Employee Profile, the system gives a message that it has been saved, but when the user goes back to review the comment, the comment is no longer there and has been replaced by a number.


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  • The issue may be caused by a misconfiguration in the Data Model.
  • In the example code below, both Function & Comments have the same field name of "vfld3".
  • Each of the fields needs to have a different variable field number; in this case the comments field should probably be "vfld4", however, our engineers should make the final determination.
  • When the change is made to the code, the data in the comments field will probably be lost, and the client will need to key them back in. 

    <data-field id="talentPool" field-name="vfld1" required="true" max-length="4000" max-file-size-KB="1000">
      <label>Talent Pool</label>
      <picklist id="abgTalentPool"/>
    <data-field id="function" field-name="vfld3" required="true" max-length="4000" max-file-size-KB="1000">
      <picklist id="careerGoalFunction"/>
    <data-field id="readinessLevel" field-name="vfld2" required="true" max-length="4000" max-file-size-KB="1000">
      <picklist id="abgTalentPoolReadiness"/>
    <data-field id="comments" field-name="vfld3" display-size="100" max-length="4000" max-file-size-KB="1000">


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