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2229579 - How to Map Job Codes to Job Roles with Job Description Manager


  • How to map Job Codes to Job Roles
  • How do I map job codes to job roles?


SAP SuccessFactors Job Description Manager


Important Notes Before Importing:

  • The import functionality of Families/Job Roles/Competencies does not provide a template directly inside SuccessFactors to update/create new data
  • Below are examples of how to build a file for the “Import Job Roles” functionality (also known as “Job Family/Roles/Competency Mapping Import”)
  • Unlike files used for importing new Families & Roles, the header is visible when importing a mapping between Job Codes and Job Roles
  • The system will automatically detect how to handle this file so long as the mapping file is configured according to system specifications
  • The mapping of Job Codes to Roles can only be done after the creation of the Families & Roles. For more information on how to import new Families & Roles, refer to KB article 2161377

Steps/Checks for Importing:

  1. It is strongly recommended to export the current mapping state before doing an import:
    1. Navigate to the Admin Center
    2. Search for Manage Job Roles
    3. Select a family > Select all roles > Select the Choose dropdown > Download
  2. Load the entire mapping using the below header:


Column Descriptions:

  • JOBCODE: Contains the Job Code to be associated with a Role
  • FAMILY: Name of the Family that contains the Role for which you are mapping a Job Code to
  • ROLE: Name of the Role that you are associating a Job Code to
  • MODULE: Can be “default” or “Succession” depending on how your company uses it


    • A Role can have several Job Codes associated with it. To achieve this, the FAMILY and the ROLE column can repeat the same value as many times as needed
    • A new row for every Job Code being mapped is required

Sample file for mapping Job Codes to a Role:


See Also

  • KB article 2161377 - Job Family/Roles/Competency Mapping Import - Importing Families and Roles
  • KB article 2161454 - Job Family/Roles/Competency Mapping Import - Mapping Competencies


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