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2582129 - How to Control Aligned up and Aligned Down Being Checked or Unchecked by Default on the Goal Plan


This article explains how to identify whether the Aligned Up and Aligned Down settings are checked or unchecked by default on the Goal Plan.

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SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

To identify your Goal view:

  1. Go to the Goal Plan
  2. Select the "Display" drop-down

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  3. Check whether the "Aligned up" and "Aligned down" settings are checked by default:



In the Goal Plan XML Template, the default view can be switched on or off.


To determine the default view of the Aligned Up and Aligned Down settings in the Goal Plan:

  1. Download the Goal Plan XML Template in Provisioning;


  2. Search "cascade-child-viewdefault" or "cascade-parent-viewdefault";


  3. Change to cascade-child-viewdefault="on” to turn the view on by default;
  4. Navigate to Goal Plan and note the changes made to the default Goal Plan.

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  • cascade-parent-viewdefault="on" means that the checkbox next to "Aligned Up" is checked by default
  • cascade-child-viewdefault="on” means that checkbox next to "Aligned down" is checked by default 

In order to make changes in the XML, please contact your Implementation Partner. If you don't have a Partner, you can find for SAP Certified Partners via the SAP Partner Finder or, alternatively, speak with your Account Executive or Customer Engagement Executive about Professional Services options. On this specific scenario, you can also contact SAP Cloud Support via case requesting a change from "on" to "off" or from "off" to "on". For more information on Software Change Requests, please kindly refer to KB Article 2250190 - SCR Form: XML Software Change Request for Goal Plans.


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