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2435057 - Unable to search using decimal value range in a float field in Talent Search


In a float type field, when entering a decimal value (e.g. 1.5, 3.3...) an warning message is displayed: "Invalid, must be intergers".

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Talent Search

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Under Advanced Information section in Talent Search, select a background element with a float field.
    Float field XML example:

    <data-field id="note" field-name="ffld2" max-length="999" max-file-size-KB="1000">
    <label>Note %</label>
    <label xml:lang="es-GB">Nota %</label>

  2. Add a decimal value for the field (e.g. 80.3);
  3. Warning message is displayed: "Invalid, must be intergers":



Only Interger values (whole numbers) are supported in Talent Search.


Even though the field is configured as float type (floating decimal numbers), search can only be done using interger values. And when entering a decimal value for the float field, system will warn about unsupported action.


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