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2511723 - Configuring the User Information Section - Performance Management


  • What is the User Information Section?
  • How can we configure the information displayed?


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The User Information section is used to display non-editable, read-only information about the user being reviewed, also known as the form subject.

The most common standard fields that you can display in this section are First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Human Resource, Username, Email, Manager, Job Code, Titile.

For the complete and updated list of supported user information fields, refer to the PM Implementation Guide under the User Info Section.

The information that is populated in the User Info Section of the PM form comes from the employee table, also called User Data File (UDF). You can access it under Admin Center > Employee Export. Therefore, the User Info Section will display the values for the fields as it is written in the UDF.

By default, the sync-until-completion attribute is set to "true", which means each data element displayed reflects the latest employee data at the time when the form is opened. To preserve the user information that existed at the time the form was created even if the user's information changes after that, you can set this attribute to "false".

There are two ways of configuring this section:

  1. Admin Center > Manage Templates

    You can rename the section and include or exclude various standard fields configured to show more or less information about the employee.

  2. XML Configuration

    If you wish to display more fields in the User Information section, please reach out to your SAP Partner or Solutions Consultant for any requests that require changes to the PM Form Template XML.

    Changing the order of the user information fields is controlled by the numbering of fm-element index - this can be changed in the xml but not in Admin Center - Manage Templates.

        <fm-element index="0" type="3">
        <fm-element index="1" type="3">
        <fm-element index="2" type="3">

       Only fields available in the User Directory File (UDF) can be added in the User Information Section.
       If you want to add other fields such as Pay Grade, please map the field to one of the 15 Custom fields available. And then add the custom field ID in form template XML.
       Here is the xml sample:

        <fm-element index="3" type="3">

See Also

Employee Information Section (userinfo-sect) | SAP Help Portal


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