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2765781 - Creating a User field on a Foundation Object


  • How to configure a custom-field on a Foundation Object to store the value of the Type "user".
  • For example, if an employee, who is responsible to administer a Location, needs to be maintained on the Object.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core - All Versions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - All Versions


  1. Export the Corporate Data Model and Navigate to the Custom-Field section on the Object. (Ex: Location)
  2. Configure a custom-string field, set it to the type "worker" as below:

<hris-field max-length="256" id="custom-string1" visibility="both" type="worker">

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  1. Import the Data Model after making these changes and then go to the Location Object.
  2. The Field Appears on the Foundation Object which takes a user as an input value.



SF, EC, success factors, Custom Field, Location user, user-type , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , How To


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