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2909199 - Unable to Customize Column Name in Table/ Ad Hoc Reporting


  • When generating a Table/ Ad Hoc Report, cannot locate an option to customize the column name
  • Can I customize a column name in Table/ Ad Hoc Reporting?


SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Generate a Table/ Ad Hoc report
  2. Notice column names aren't descriptive
  3. Unable to locate option to customize the column name


This is expected behavior.


It is NOT possible to change the field/column names in Table/ Ad Hoc reporting.

This is possible in Canvas (ORD) - Detailed Reporting Live data and Story Reports by using calculated columns. Instructions for the respective products are below:

See Also

Implementing and Using Canvas Reports - Creating a Calculated Column in Advanced Reporting

Using Stories in People Analytics - Creating Calculated Columns for Stories in People Analytics


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