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2808911 - Sorting of jobLevel field - Compensation Management


The jobLevel fields seems to be not sorting as expected.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Compensation tab;
  2. Open form;
  3. Sort column job level;
  4. 12 is coming before 2.


The jobLevel field is an alphanumeric field (can contain both letters and numbers), the column sorts as text, not numbers.


This behavior is expected. If the value are all numeric it will sort like this 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. or 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 10, 11, 12.

Please note that fields are sorted per page (not for the whole population).


jobLevel, sort, sorting, alphanumeric, CMP-1531 , KBA , LOD-SF-CMP-ADM , Admin Tools, Settings, Permissions , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Compensation all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions