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2652624 - IFLD, VFLD, FFLD and DFLD- What do they mean?


This article briefly differentiates the fields of different data types, that can be used in SuccessFactors data models.


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  • IFLD - Field will contain integer values.
  • VFLD - Field will contain alphanumeric text values.
  • FFLD - Field will contain decimal or boolean values.
  • DFLD - Field will contain dates values.

Note: The number of fields that are supported, depends on the type of element.
Please refer the corresponding Admin Guide from the help portal ( to know more about these fields the limit that applies to the element/portlet you are interested in.


Limits applicable to Background Elements:

  • IFLD - Can have up to 8 such fields
  • VFLD - Can have up to 20 such fields
  • FFLD - Can have up to 8 such fields
  • DFLD - Can have up to 3 such fields


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