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2317335 - Name Format support in Employee Profile and User Directory - Employee Profile


  • People Profile and Employee Directory now reflect the name format you have configured in Employee Central.
  • Name formats can vary from country to country and, if you are using Employee Central, you can configure a different name format for different locations. Previously, the configured name format was only displayed in the employee’s Personal Information record. Now, the same name format appears in the People Profile page header and in Directory Search results.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Name Format

Reproducing the Issue



  • Enable Name Format
  • Enable People Search on Alternate Fields
  • Please contact CS team to enable the feature if you are no longer working with an implementation partner

See Also

  • 2297189 - Name Format: Where in the UI is Name Format Respected?
  • 2295729 - Name Format: Changing the Name Format Assigned to Legal Entity will not dynamically update Formal Name for Employees
  • 2317335 - Name Format support in Employee Profile and User Directory - Employee Profile
  • 2274066 - How to use Name Format functionality in Employee Central


Name Format, formal-name, Employee Central, EC, EP, People Search, Search, Directory Search, PP3, People Profile, Employee Directory, Formal Name
, KBA , LOD-SF-EP-ADM , Roles & Permission / Directory search , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-EC-PER , Person Data (All Person Data Types) , LOD-SF-EP , Employee Profile , How To


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