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2457856 - Enforcing Minimum and Maximum Number of Goals/Objectives in a Performance Management v12 Acceleration Form


  • Users are able to finalize Performance Management forms with no or too few goals within the goal section.
  • This KB article explains how to enforce the minimum/maximum number of goals/objective in a Performance Management Acceleration Form.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals
  • Performance Management v12 Acceleration
  • Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. A user sends a PM form to the next step with no goals/objectives or too few goals/objectives in the Goals/Objective section.
  2. Although the goal plan XML may be configured with minimum number of goals, the form moves to the next step.


  • The minimum/maximum validation in Goal/Objective Plan provides "soft" warnings and are not enforced (i.e. nothing is stopping the user from not meeting the limits configured) as explained in article 2072231.
  • The PM v12A template must be configured to enforce minimum/maximum number of goals.


To set the minimum and maximum number of goals in the goal/objective section of a PM form;

  • Go to Admin Center > Perfomance Management > Manage Templates 
  • Click on the Performance Review tab
  • Choose the current template name.
  • Expand Edit Fields and Sections.
  • Select Objectives/Goals (Label may be other custom label), and click on the Show Advanced Options link
  • Enter the values for the minimum and maximum number of goals desired
  • Make sure the option Allow users to add/remove Goals within the section is enabled
  • Save the template 

Note: Changes made to the template will not affect live forms, for chages to take effect new forms will need to be launched.

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The settings below have an impact on what is brought over to the performance form from the goal plan, the users will need to have the ability to add/remove goals:

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See Also

 Performance Management v12 Acceleration - Performance Goals: Advanced Options 


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