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2895939 - How to Import Goal Comments via Beta Goal/ Development Goal Import


This article explains how to import Goal Comments to the Goal Plan via the Beta Goal Import file.


  • Sap SuccessFactors Goal Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Career Development


  • In the Goal Import file, Goal Comments are entered on their own row with the type of "OBJCOMMENT".
  • Similar to the behavior of goal comments through the UI, goal comments cannot be updated or deleted through import.
  • Goal comments can only be added.

In the import file, use the "Type" OBJCOMMENT and the "Action" ADD:

 obj_import file.png

  • The column OBJCOMMENT_comments maps to the field-definition id="comments". 
  • The goal comment (OBJCOMMENT) row will only have an entry in the OBJCOMMENT_comments column.


  • Importing Employee and Manager comments is currently not supported with the existing functionality. 
  • The system has no way of specifying from whom the comments are coming from with the import file (e.g. Manager or Employee comments), or at what time the comment has been given by that user. 

See Also

Goal Management Admin Guide: Goal Import

Goal Management Admin Guide: Goal Feedback Configuration


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