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2320182 - Is it possible to change the dropdown order for MDF fields in Employee Central portlets?


  • You want to change the order that MDF fields are showin in the dropdown of Employee Central portlets, like the department values on Job Information portlet or the countries in the National ID portlet.
  • You want certain values to show up first or on top.


SAP Successfactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to an Employee Central portlet with a field associated to a MDF standard object, for example the Job Information portlet;
  2. Click to edit the Job Information;
  3. Go to the department field and click on it to select a value;
  4. Departments are displayed in the alphabetical order.


Currently it is not possible to change the order of values shown in the dropdown of MDF objects.


The values are maintained and arranged automatically in alphabetical order by the system.

See Also

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mdf object, standard object, dropdown list, department, country, order, alphabetical, display order, EC portlets , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , LOD-SF-EC-PP3 , People Profile (PP3) , LOD-SF-EC-JOB-UI , History UI & MSS UI , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions