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2775231 - Is it Possible to Hide Peers in the Goal Plan User Search? - Goal Management


  • Peers are visible in the Goal Plan User Search post-b1902 Release (TGM-8502).
  • Is it possible to hide Peers from being displayed in the Goal Plan User Search?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Career Development

Reproducing the Issue

Prior to the b1902 Release, Peers did not display in the User Search drop-down menu.


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It was still possible to view a Peer's goal plan by searching for them by name in the Goal Plan User Search:

search for peers 1811.png

As of the b1902 Release, Peers will now show up in the search result without the requirement to search for them by name.


 Peers tab 1902.png


It is possible to hide Peers from displaying in the the Goal Plan User Search.

  1. Go to Admin Center
  2. Searh for Platform Feature Settings
  3. Enable "Hide Peers":

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  • This setting also controls the display of Peers in Employee Files and the Career Development Plan. See also 2317478


  • The display of Peers in the search result will not automatically grant permission to view the Peer's goal plan.
  • Whether a Peer's goal plan can be accessed is dependent on the Employee's role-based permissions. 
  • If the Employee does not have permission to view their Peer's goal plan, they will get the error message "You do not have permission to access this user's goal plan!". 
  • Please see the following article for information on the User Search enhancement: 2774216

See Also

Role-Based Permissions for Goal Management


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