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2793143 - onView Business Rule to hide Alt-Name fields


If a Business Rule is created in order to hide first-name-alt1 and last-name-alt1 based on the Company/Legal Entity, the onView rule is triggered, however does not change the visibility of the fields.

Sample Rule:


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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central
  • Business Rules 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Business Rule to turn the visibility to be equal to 'none' for any of the Alt Name fields in Personal Information
  2. Add the Business Rule in BCUI > Personal Information as an onView rule
  3. Navigate to People Profile and check if the onView rule was triggered on page load
  4. Alt Name fields are still visible in the UI regardless of Business Rule setting the visibility to 'none'


This is expected behavior for all Alt Name fields - The field property for the Alt field cannot be different than the parent field, in the above example, first-name and last-name (parent fields of first-name-alt1 and last-name-alt1). So using a rule to change the field property of the Alt Name fields will not work.


EC, Rule, Alt fields, first-name-alt, last-name-alt, onView , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-BCI , Manage Business Configuration (BCUI) & Data Models (XML) , LOD-SF-EC-PER , Person Data (All Person Data Types) , How To


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