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2554056 - Bonus Target and Pay Frequency fields not visible in Manage Business Configuration


  • 'bonus-target' and 'pay-frequency' fields are not visible within Compensation Information fields in Manage Business Configuration but are still displaying in the profile.
  • Bonus Target and Pay Frequency field could not be found in Manage Business Configuration(BCUI). However, it still shows up during add new employee process.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

Symptom 1 Replication steps:

  1. Navigate to Manage Business Configuration.
  2. Go to 'compInfo'.
  3. Look for 'bonus-target' and 'pay-frequency'.
  4. Observe that these fields are not present.
  5. Now go to Employee Profile.
  6. Scroll down to the Compensation Information block.
  7. See both Bonus Target and Pay Frequency fields are appearing there.


Symptom 2 Replication steps:

  1. Go to Add New Employee.
  2. Fill in all required values to finish Identity, Personal Information and Job Information block.
  3. In Compensation Information block, Bonus Target field shows up even though not visible in Manage Business Configuration (BCUI).


  • These fields were Employee Central V1 field (deprecated/defunct version) and have been removed from Manage Business Configuration (BCUI) on July 2013.
  • In current employee central version 2, these fields are defunct/deprecated fields and not supported, hence not available in Data model by default. Please see Data Model Information for Employee Central handbook for valid standard fields provided by Product Management team for latest Employee Central.


  • These fields are defunct/deprecated fields and therefore not available in data model XML or Manage Business Configuration tool.
  • For backward compatibility to support customers who are still using these two fields we can manually chose to hide them by adding to data model XML with visibility=none.
  • Workaround: In order to remove them from the profile block you should:
  1. Update Succession Data Model as per the below example:

  2. Save the changes to the XML;
  3. Import the updated file to the system;
  4. Wait for the changes to sync;
  5. Confirm the fields were removed from the profile.

See Also

 Data Model Field Information for Employee Central - Compensation Information


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