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2409306 - Clarification on Boolean field behavior


This article provides information on the current behavior of boolean fields in Employee Profile and Ad Hoc Reports..


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Employee Profile;
  2. Boolean field, such as "newToPosition" and "matrixManaged", displays as "-";
  3. Go to Analytics > Ad Hoc Report;
  4. Using Employee Profile Domain;
  5. Values are blank for the boolean columns.


Boolean fields can be configured as blank, FALSE or TRUE. Considering:

  • If the field is blank, in Employee Profile will show as "-", in Ad hoc as "blank" and in User Directory as "blank";
  • If the field is FALSE, in Employee Profile will show as "no", in Ad hoc as "no" and in User Directory as "FALSE";
  • If the field is TRUE, in Employee Profile will show as "yes", in Ad hoc as "yes" and in User Directory as "TRUE".

In ad hoc report, you will find blank values for users, but in the Employee Profile the value displayed is "-", and it is not currently possible to change the behavior of the Boolean fields to be set to "FALSE" by default instead of being blank.

List of Boolean fields:

  • futureLeader
  • keyPosition
  • married
  • matrixManaged
  • minority
  • newToPosition

The change related to boolean type standard element display in employee profile has changed where before it used to display as "no" if the field is blank and after 2011 release it displays as "-". There is no change in behavior for adhoc reports.

See Also

2565708 - Standard fields and their mapping values


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