SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2510918 - Two Digit Year Defaulting to Incorrect Century - EC


  • Birth year defaults to the future
  • The year of birth isn't correct when it is entered as 2 digits
  • Manually typing a two digit year in Biographical Information > Date of Birth results in the wrong century

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. New Hire Wizard > Biographical Information > Date of Birth
  2. Manually type in the two digit year. For example: 

01/01/78 defaults to Jan 01, 1978:

Year 1 Capture.PNG

01/01/45 defaults to Jan 01, 2045:

Year 2 Capture.PNG


  • This is expected behavior.
  • The correct way to enter the birth year is to either type all four digits of the year or by clicking on and making use of the small calendar applet:

Year 3 Capture.PNG


SF Success Factors EC DOB bio ECT-78536 , 19xx , 20xx , 1900 , 2000 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-EMP , Employment Information (Employment Details) , Problem


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