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2691081 - How to customize the Name format displayed on PP3 header


The PP3 header displays the Employee's name as First name + Middle Name + Last name by default(for locale en_US). Can this be customized?


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SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core - All Versions

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - All Versions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to an Employee's profile
  2. The desired configuration is to display First Name + Preferred name + Last Name on the PP3 header


  1. Enable Name format in Provisioning
  2. Go to Manage data page, create “Name format” object records

Step 2 - Name format.jpg

  1. Choose the created Name Format on Configure People profile page

Step 3 - Choose Name Format.jpg

  1. Save the configuration and you would see the user's name on header displaying the name in the desired name format


FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A) Guide: Implementing Name Formats

 Chapter: Enable Name Format

See Also

  • 2385804 - Supported Fields for People Search
  • 2444264 - How to display employee's preferred name in Quick Card and People Search - Employee Central
  • 2295729 - Name Format: Changing the Name Format Assigned to Legal Entity will not dynamically update Formal Name for Employees
  • 2274066 - How to use Name Format functionality in Employee Central
  • 2297189 - Name Format: Where in the UI is Name Format Respected?
  • 2922553 - Unable to search employee by Display Name
  • 3143671 - Wrong Name Displayed in the Search


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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions