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2508266 - Field names are not sorted while designing reports in Chinese locales - Live Data datasource


  • After switching the instance language to Chinese, columns are not sorted alphabetically while designing reports.
  • Why are columns not sorted alphabetically in Live Data domains in ORD when a Chinese locale is selected?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
    • Online Report Designer
    • Report Centre: Report - Canvas

Reproducing the Issue

A. Set the logged in user's locale to English-US or English-UK

  1. Create an ORD / Canvas Report
  2. Add a List Report Component
  3. Choose Detailed Report > Live Data data as the data source
  4. Expand Any subdomain schema and a Table. For example: Employee Profile > Employee Information
  5. The fields are sorted alphabetically 

Sorting 1.png

B. Change the logged in user's locale to a Chinese one:

Repeat Steps 1-4 mentioned in Section A.
The Fields are not sorted alphabetically

Sorting 2 - Chinese.png


This is an expected behavior.

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