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2595189 - Unable to choose the Nationality in the Field Mapping Tool


  • Unable to choose the Nationality field in the ONB-EC Mapping Tool.
  • Nationality not availble in dropdown.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Admin Center
  2. Go to Onboarding/Offboarding
  3. Go to "Field Mapping tool for Onboarding/Offboarding EC Integration"
  4. Choose the field "MFB_Nationality", Category "Personal Info". The Mapping Field for EC for Nationalty is not available for selection.



MFB_Nationality is set as Data Type SF HCM Picklist under Manage Onboarding Settings => Data Dictionary => Integration => EC . This needs to be String.


The reason for this is the field "Nationality" is type "COUNTRY" which means it pulls from the "COUNTRY" MDF Object. Therefore if you configure Onboarding field as Picklist, it will not allow you to select Nationality field in EC in the mapping drop-down because the Source and Target fields differ in configuration.

To resolve set this as String and you will find Nationality mapping becomes available in Field Mapping Tool for integration with Employee Central.


Onbaording, EC, Mapping Tool, Nationality, MFB_Nationality, Field Mapping Tool , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-INT , Manage Pending Hires (Integration RCM/ ONB/ OBX + UI) , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-OBD , Onboarding , Problem


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