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2504828 - Configuring Labels for Item and Section Comments in Performance Forms


How to customize labels for item and section comments in Performance Management form templates

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Option 1: Text Replacement

Some labels can be changed using text replacement. Steps on how to utilize text replacement are in 2089472 - Text Replacement Feature | How to change words across SuccessFactors?

Option 2:  Manage Languages

Notes before proceeding with this option:

  • If a label change is already present in the XML, you will not see changes reflected in the system by using Manage Languages and will need to use Option 3
  • Updating the key in Manage Languages will update all forms in the system, including Completed and live forms

If the label you're looking for cannot be changed via text replacement, you can check if the labels are in Manage Languages. Steps on how to update labels are in 2576546 - Using the Manage Language Feature to Change Labels in SuccessFactors.

Option 3: Performance Form XML 

Notes before proceeding with this option:

section-manager-comments-label the label for the manager's overall section comments
section-subject-comments-label the label for the employee's overall section comments
manager-comments-label the label for the manager's item-level comments
subject-comments-label the label for the employee's item-level comments

The lines must be entered in the fm-sect-config area of the section that needs to display it. The lines must be inserted in the correct order as defined in the DTD for fm-sect-config. You can refer to Implementing and Managing Performance Management - Configuring Form Templates Using XML for more information.

Sample Section Comments Label:

<section-comments-label><![CDATA[Desired Label]]></section-comments-label>

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See Also


SF, Success Factors, PM, PMGM, performance, form, section, item, comments, comment, labels, label , KBA , LOD-SF-PM-FRM , Forms & Templates , How To


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