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2274589 - Enable a field in Employee Central through UI


How to activate or enable a field in Employee Central

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  1. Navigate to Admin Center -> Manage Business Configuration -> Select any portlet (say Personal Info portlet)

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  1.  To create a field
    1. Select any field in the identifier dropdown
    2. Provide a name to the field
    3.  Set Enabled as ‘Yes’
    4. Set Mandatory as ‘Yes’ if you need to field to be marked as mandatory.
    5. Save

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  1. Provide proper permission to view the field.
    1. Navigate to Admin center->Manage permission role
    2. Choose respective role
    3. Click on permission button->Select Employee Central Effective Dated Entities 
    4. Give the needed permissions

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    1. Save
  1. The newly created field will be visible now under Personal Info portlet 

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NOTE: This steps are valid for every effective dated portlet from Employee Central, such as Job Information or compensation information.



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    SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions