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2396128 - Custom label for "desc" field in Development Plan is not reflected in Ad Hoc Report


  • The "desc" field always displays as "Description" in Ad Hoc Reports regardless of the label defined in the CDP template.
  • Custom label for "desc" field is not reflected in Development Plan Ad Hoc Report.


SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development

Reproducing the Issue

In CDP plan template, customer has configured customized label for "desc" field, such as:

<field-definition id="desc" type="textarea" required="false" detail="false" viewdefault="on" showlabel="true" field-show-coaching-advisor="false" cascade-update="push-down">

The custom label displays correctly when adding a Development Goal:



However, the custom label is not reflected in Ad Hoc Reports Development Domain (Report Center > New > Table Report > Development Plan domain). It still displays as standard label "Description".



The "desc" field is a hardcoded field in the Development Plan domain, so it will always be mapping to the fixed label "description" in Ad hoc Report, regardless of the label that has been defined in the Development Plan template.


To force the system to consider the custom label for the "desc" field, you can configure the field as "reportable" in the Development Plan template. Even though this is a standard field and does not need this configuration to appear in Ad Hoc Reports, it's possible to add this configuration to make the system consider the custom label.

To make a field reportable in the Development Plan template, please refer to the Wiki Page Development Goals and Learning Activities - Ad Hoc Reports.


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