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2559205 - Can we use custom-string1 as other custom-strings?


  • Can we use custom-string1 as other custom-strings?
  • Changing data type of Job Information field custom-string1 is not working


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  • custom-string1 in Job Info portlet is available for use but it is a standard delivered field, you can refer the table here
  • It has its own restrictions when it comes to type for this field job info field. It cannot be of type User/Worker and FO/GO (foundation or generic objects).
  • However, as this is a special custom string which is mentioned as standard, we advise you to use and utilize custom-string2 and above.
  • The same had been confirmed with product expert and suggestion was to not use it.


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