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2922435 - Parent picklist error when creating new picklist values in Picklist Center


When creating new picklist values in Picklist Center, below error is received:

"Parent Picklist Value is a required field/association in Object Picklist Value."

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SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Picklist Center
  2. Select a picklist
  3. Add a value 
  4. Click "Create" > error appears 


ParentPicklistValue field is set as required or "YES" in Object Definition > Picklist Value. Configuration needs to be modified to mark it as not required field. 


Mark the parentPicklistValue field in the Picklist Value object definition as "NO" or Not Required via following below:

  1. Go to Configure Object Definitions
  2. Search for Object Definition > Picklist Value
  3. Make correction. For field parentPicklistValue, click "Details" and set Required as "No"
  4. Click "Done"
  5. Save Object Definition

See Also

2861689 - How to create MDF Picklist and set a parent picklist?

2352794 - MDF Cascading Picklist - How it works?


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SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions


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