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2346356 - Custom fields are not visible in Add Global Assignment


Custom Fields are not Visible When Adding Global Assignment Details

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  • Employee Central
  • Global Assignment
  • Manage Business Configuration
  • Role Based Permissions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Admin Centre > Manage Business Configuration > 'globalAssignmentInfo'
  2. Add a new Custom Field > Save
  3. Navigate to the Profile of a user > Actions > 'Add: Global Assignment Details'
  4. Custom Field is not visible
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Only certain custom fields are supported for the different Data Types in Global Assignment, you can use these fields for data not covered by the fields supplied as standard. When creating custom fields for GlobalAssignmentinfo, please use the below fields only;

Add Gloabl Assignment:

  • custom-string: 'customstring101– 115' 
  • custom-date: 'customdate31–35' 
  • custom-long: 'customlong21–25' 
  • custom-double: 'customdouble21– 25' 

End Global Assignment:

  • custom-string: 'customstring116– 120'
  • custom-date: 'customdate36–40'
  • custom-long:  'customlong26–30'
  • custom-double: 'custom-double26–30'

This issue can also be caused by not assigning 'View' and 'Edit' Permissions to the custom field after it has been created.


To resolve the issue and be able to see this field, you will need to ensure that a supported field for that Data Type is used;

  1. Navigate to Admin Centre > Manage Business Configuration > 'globalAssignmentInfo'
  2. Change the 'Identifier' used for the field to one that is supported for the Data Type being used > Save

Next, ensure you have permissions to view and edit the field;

  1. Navigate to Admin Centre > Manage Permission Roles > Select the relevant permission
  2. Click 'Permission...' > Scroll to 'Employee Data' > Scroll to section 'Global Assignment Details' > Check both the 'View' and 'Edit' boxes for the Custom Field > Save

Once you log out and back in, the permissions will take effect and you will be able to see and edit this field when adding Global Assignment details


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