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2249519 - Gender Translation - Employee Central


  • Is it possible to change the labels or translations for Gender values?
  • The customer requirement is to change the labels of the Gender picklist or maintain them in a different language.
  • The picklist labels were changed in Picklist Center, but it had no effect over the dropdown values.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  • As of now it is not possible because the gender values are delivered as a type enum for gender field, and the flexibility available for picklist is not present.
  • Do not configure the Gender field as a picklist.
  • Gender is a hard-coded picklist and cannot be updated by the end-user. You may check all pre-delivered values in Data Object Tables in Employee Central.
  • For external user integration in Learning, set this to not mandatory.
  • The list of values is system-defined and can only be enabled by the admin using the Upgrade Center.
    Possible values are:
    - Male
    - Female
    - Unknown
    - Undeclared


See Also

2093276 - Adding 'Unknown' & 'Undeclared' & 'Others' values to Gender drop-down menu - Employee Central
2294642 - Personal Info Import: Gender Values
2321050 - Unable to Maintain Gender in Personal Information Portlet


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