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2513078 - Is it possible to hide external code of picklists, Foundation Objects and MDF Objects of HRIS elements?


Can we hide external codes of HRIS elements shown in Employee Central pages?

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  • Employee Central - Job Information
  • Employee Central - Compensation Information

Reproducing the Issue

Navigate to Employment Information page and observe that we can see external codes along with any HRIS fields which reference a picklist, foundation object or MDF object;


  • This is currently a product limitation. Currently, it is not possible to hide external codes.
  • The same request is submitted in influence portal: Possibility to disable technical codes for fields in people profile which is accepted by Product Management.
  • Enhancement is currently being planned for 2H 2024, but not yet confirmed.
  • Please follow this KBA for updates, or refer the What's New Viewer of the releases.


  • By default, picklist do not show external codes and currently there is no way to show it on UI.
  • Foundation objects and MDF objects on other hand does show label and externalCode both as of now.


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