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2823459 - Competency Numbering in Development Section of PM Form


Competencies are appearing with numbers in the Development section of a PM form, even-though they do not appear with numbers in Competency Library or Job Profile data

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  • SAP SuccesFactors Career Development Planning

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Launch a form which is mapped to a Development Template where you can add Competencies
  2. Send the form to a step where the Development section and Competencies can be edited 
  3. Add Competencies or view Competencies already added to the Development Goal
  4. They appear with numbers:

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  • This is the current system Behavior.
  • The system automatically numbers Competencies chronologically in the Goal section of a PM form


If having this behavior changed is important for your business needs you can make a suggestion on the Customer Influence page, detailing your request to have this included in a future release. See Reference section below for details on opening an


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