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2686571 - Competency field in Development Plan template - Career Development Planning



PLEASE NOTE: All information in this KBA has been moved to the SAP Help Guide at Implementing and Managing Career Development Planning - Linking Development Goals to Competencies. This KBA is planned for archival on July 31, 2024.


How to enable the Competency field when adding Development Goals to a template?


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To have the Competency field when adding Development Goals to a template, it is necessary to configure the competency field definition and filters in the XML of the Development Plan Template.

To complete tasks in Provisioning, 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, under component LOD-SF-CDP-SCR, requesting this change. For more information on Software Change Requests, please kindly refer to KBA 2252618 - SCR Form: XML Software Change Request for Career Development Plans and Learning Activity Plans.

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Add below code to Development Plan XML:

<field-definition id="competency" type="competencies" required="false" detail="false" viewdefault="on" showlabel="false" field-show-coaching-advisor="false">

NOTE: It is only possible to have one "competencies" field per development plan template. By default, competencies are included from completed forms and roles in development plan, however, competency-filter can be configured to retrieve competencies from other sources from the system.

Complete detail on competency-filter is available in the section "Linking Development Goals to Competencies" of the Career Development Plan Administration and Implementation Guide.


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