SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2913449 - Are Label Names unique in Report Center ?


  • Can I have two Labels with the same name?
  • Is there any limitation on the uniqueness of the Label names?
  • I get this message while trying name a Label - 'Label already exists'

Note: This article is applicable only to the new Label functionality and UI changes (Reports vs Label) introduced in the b2005 release.


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

  • Report Center


From our Help Portal Guide:

Labels are not case-sensitive. Retail and retail are considered as one label.

You can't create more than one public/private label with the same name. Private labels with the same name can exist in a tenant, provided that the labels are not created by the same user.

To Elaborate:

  • Public Labels are unique across the instance - One instance cannot have two Public Labels with the same name
  • Private Labels are unique per user - While two different users can have their own Private Labels coincidentally with the same name, one user cannot have two Private Labels with the same name
  • Naming is distinct between Public and Private Labels - One user CAN have one Private Label and one Public Label with the same name
  • As mentioned earlier, Label names are case insensitive - oneLabel, ONELABEL, onelabel and ONElabel - all of these are technically the same name hence changing the case of the names won't serve as a different name

See Also

To know more about the changes in the UI and functionality with the Label views in the b2005 release, please check the following KBA:

KBA2913513 - Reports vs Labels view | Public and Private Labels b2005 new Feature


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