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2743842 - Birth Name Alternate Fields are not Visible


Birth Name Alternate fields are not visible in the permissions roles, the UI or import templates:

  • birth-name-alt1
  • birth-name-alt2


Employee Central - Personal Information

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Enable a birth name alternate field (birth-name-alt1 or birth-name-alt2)
  2. Navigate to permission roles, the field is not visible
  3. Navigate to the personal information the field is not visible
  4. Download a Personal Information Import Template the field is not visible.


To use a Birth Name Alternate field the root/source birth-name field must also be enabled.


  • The permissions of these field is derived from the root/souce field.
  • This means the birth-name field must be enabled and permissioned to be able to use the alt fields.


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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1811