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2291231 - Labels in SuccessFactors Instance displaying Incorrectly with extra text in labels


In the instance all labels are incorrectly appearing with Extra text

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SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. log into the instance
  2. All labels in the instance seem to display with extra code like text as below



  • The labels display in this way in the instance as English Debug
  • English debug is selected in Options > Change Language.



  1. Navigate to Options > Change Language
  2. change the language from the English Debug language to required language
  3. the instance should now display without the extra label text. 

The English Debug language is used by SAP Support/Partners for text replacment purposes, To disable the english debug option from Options > Change Language, please contact support and this option will be deactivated.


:COMMON, Labels Displaying Incorrectly, Formatting Extra Text Code, english debug , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite 1611