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2384001 - National ID validation for Saudi Arabia


A National ID validation check has been introduced for Saudi Arabia. This was necessary to ensure the National IDs maintained by users be validated as per the country/region-specific requirements.

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Employee Central National ID

Reproducing the Issue

For this newly added validation algorithm of Saudi Arabia's National id, an upgrade center announcement is must to inform existing customers about this change and availability of the same

Go to Admin Center --> Upgrade Center and select Saudi Arabia - National Id validation check




Once scheduled or upgraded, you would have Saudi Arabia national id format available in the national id portlet for the user under his/her personal information.


As per validation this national id has 10 continuous digits.

(Note: For this change, the country/region-specific data model will be automatically modified to support the national id format.

 Via: Code

<country id="SAU">
<format-group id="national-id">
<format id="sni">
<instruction>National ID</instruction>



<format id="IQAMA">
<instruction>Iqama ID</instruction>


<format id="GOSI">
<instruction>GOSI Registration Number</instruction>


 Please refer to Guide : Here




FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I download Employee Central Master Data Models?

A) The Data Models are available in the SAP Help Portal under Configuration - Employee Central Master Data Models:

Q) Where can I download Employee Central Country/Region Specifics guide?

A) URL: Employee Central Country/Region Specifics guide


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