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2685895 - Date of Birth Input


  •  What is the suggested method for input of the Date Of Birth Field?
  • What happens when I only input '08 as the Year for Date of Birth?


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  • Navigate to a user
  • Input the Birthday as MM/DD/YY (05/16/08)


The system will derive the Date of Birth as May 16, 1908


  • This is expected system behavior
  • There is hardcoded logic built into the product that defines the beginning of time (from a system perspective) as 01/01/1900
  • If no Prefix for the Year is input into the system, the system will automatically derive a value based on 01/01/1900 as the base date


  •  Best Practices say that the Date of Birth needs to have MM/DD/YYYY (or DD/MM/YYYY - Depending on the default locale)


DOB, SFEC, EmpData, SFSF, SF EC, Input Method , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-EMP , Employment Information (Employment Details) , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1805