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2421966 - Job Code Mapping Using Custom/Other Fields


This KBA is gives further information about mapping a Job Code using custom fields/other fields.

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SAP SuccessFactors Job Description Manager

Reproducing the Issue

Through the Data Model

  1. Open Provisioning;

  2. Export the Data Model;

  3. Add the following XML code for the Job Code Mapping:

    <view-template id="sysMappingDataTypes" visibility="none" pdf-printing-enabled="true">

        <label>View Template for mapping data types</label>

        <description>This View Template is for Families and Roles mapping data types</description>

        <edit-template id="sysMappingDataTypesEditTemplate">

                       <label>Edit Template for mapping data types</label>

                       <description>Specifies the data types that can be used for mapping competencies</description>

                       <standard-element-ref refid="jobCode"/>

                       <standard-element-ref refid="Custom13"/>



  4. Import the modified Data Model back to the system and check if the changes reflected

Through Provisioning/JDM:

  1. Go to Families and Roles;

  2. See that it is possible to Map Job Code using custom field:

  • Through JPB:
  1. Go to Manage Job Profile Content;

  2. Select Setup Families and Role;

  3. Click on Role;

  4. Hit the Map Job Code button;

  5. See that mapping Job Code using custom field is not possible:



As per the current product design, Job Profile Builder does not support mapping Job Codes using custom fields/other fields. This functionality is only available to JDM.


Customers may provide a feedback by creating an enhancement request by sharing it under our SAP Community Portal, to have this functionality available in future releases.

See Also

If you consider this an important topic for your business, please submit an enhancement request by following the steps listed in KBA 2090228.


Job Code, JPB, Mapping, Custom Fields, Other Fields, JDM, Job Profile Builder. , KBA , LOD-SF-TIH-JPB , Job Profile Builder , Product Enhancement


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