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2173471 - Explanation on the darker background of some fields in the forms


Some fields in the Compensation worksheet appear to have a darker background than others and there is no configuration in the UI or the field type definition to specify this behaviour.

Can it be changed? What fields will have this specific darker background?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Talent Management 
  • Compensation


The darker columns are treated as Numeric fields in the UI side, and using Numeric css style to define it. Besides the darker background, most of the content on these fields is also aligned to the right side of the field.

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The rule to define an UI Numeric field doesn't follow the template field type definition. It is hardcoded.

The following UI side columns are hard defined as Numeric fields and consequently have a darker background:

prorating (NOT ALIGNED TO THE RIGHT) finalSalary meritNet (Amount)
pmRating (NOT ALIGNED TO THE RIGHT) finalSalaryLocal extra (Amount)
salaryRateUnits lumpSumTarget extraNet (Amount)
fte totalLumpSum extra2 (Amount)
salaryRateLocal totalComp extra2Net (Amount)
currentSalaryLocal totalCompLocal lumpSum (Amount)
curSalary promo (Amount) lumpSum2 (Amount)
payGuide promoNet (Amount) totalRaise (Amount and Percentage)
salaryRateFinal merit (Amount) totalIncrease (Amount and Percentage)



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