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2324532 - Reorder Events Picklist in Alphabetical Order


  • Is there any way to sort the Events in alphabetical order?
  • Is it possible  to have the Events picklist appearing under "Update Employee Records" in alphabetical order. 

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite - All Versions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 

Reproducing the Issue

Select Events dropdown in events enabled manager/employee self service screen.

  • Manager Self Service is accessible via Take Action button 

Events dopdown shown in random and not in alphabetical order:



  • Please be advised that Event is one of basic object delivered in Successfactors
  • We have very limited way of customizing it


It is not possible to reorder the event in alphabetical order.

  • There is an enhancement request internal Reference: ECT-11480 to enhance the current behavior.
  • Currently there is no fix date available for it.
  • Once it is implemented, it will be included in release notes.
  • You may call SAP hotline number or contact your CSM to know current status of this enhancement request.

Note:  Most of the other picklists can be sorted in alphabetical order if you enable Sort Picklists Alphabetically option in the provisioning, if this is not enabled then they follow option Ids to sort

However, the same is not possible in case of 'Event'. View Chapter: Creating Event Reasons for Employee Central :Event reasons can be sorted in alphabetical order by enabling the Sort Picklist Columns Based On Labels option in Provisioning., but we cant control order of Events

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get Guide?

A) Guide: Implementing Picklists  Chapter: Working with MDF Picklists

Q) Where can I get Guide?

A) Guide: Implementing the Metadata Framework (MDF)  Chapter: Creating an MDF Object Instance

See Also

  • 3209761 - Picklist not sorted in mobile time off
  • 2088629 - How to Change the Picklist Order? - SuccessFactors Platform
  • 2848565 - MDF Picklist - How to control the Display order?
  • 2412582 - Employee Central - Event Picklist Sort Order with Sort Picklist Columns Based On Labels
  • 2688830 - How to set display order of child records in the MDF portlet in People Profile
  • 2714036 - How to import and export MDF picklist
  • 2714036 - How to Import and Export a MDF Picklist for instructions
  • 2328179 - Post Picklist Migration Guide - SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • 2816504 - How to resolve Post Picklist Migration issues


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