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2532950 - Adding Filters to the Target Population Section in Manage Permission Role


How to a add a filter to the target population in the grant this role to section of manage permission role settings.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles;
  2. Choose a Role;
  3. Scroll down to Section 3: Grant this role to;
  4. Click Add;
  5. Go to Target Population and check the radio button;
  6. Check the radio button beside the dropdown and click the dropdown:



  • The custom-filters section of the Succession Data Model can be used to add extra filters.
  • Standard Custom Elements are the only type of Fields that can be added. (Custom01-15)
  • To add a filter:
  1. Download and open the Succession Data Model;
  2. Find the custom filters section of the data model:


   3. By default, the fields Division, Department and Location will appear as options:


    4. Add a Standard Element field in between the filter module opening and closing tags.

IMPORTANT: Must be the field id of the standard element, not the label of the field.

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    5. Import the Data Model back in and the field will now appear as a filter option.


  1. This filter option will also appear in the View User Permission tool as a search option.


Remember: Customers do not have access to Provisioning. To complete tasks in Provisioning, contact an SAP Implementation Partner.

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get more information on this topic in the Guides?

A) Guide: SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite > Using Role-Based Permissions Guide

See Also


Grant this Role to, Target Population, RBP, Standard Elements, dg, Permission Group, SF, Success Factors, EC, admin center, permission, hris-action, custom-filters, filter-module id="default, default , KBA , rbp , permission group filters , target population , target population filters , standard elements , custom filters , grant this role to , dg filters , LOD-SF-EC-RBP , Roles & Permissions (EC Core only) , LOD-SF-SCM , Succession Management , How To


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development all versions