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2842041 - Beta Goal Import Error - This is a required field - Goal Management


Goal import is unable to push through due to the following parsing validation:

Field Name :   metric   This is a required field.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Career Development Planning

Reproducing the Issue

1. In Admin Center, navigate to Beta Goal Import or Import Development Goals.
2. Select a goal plan template and click on Generate CSV Header.
3. Populate the appropriate fields and try to import the CSV file.


The specified field name is defined as a 'required' field in the Goal Plan Template.


1. Ensure that the field/ column specified in the error message has a value when importing the CSV file.

2. If you do not need this field to be required, go to Manage Templates > Goal Plan > Select template.
    2.1 Edit Fields > Click on the field (e.g. Metric) and uncheck the option "Required Field".
    2.2 Save Changes.

See Also

2071528 - Beta Goal Import Error Messages - Goal Management


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