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3027965 - Picklist value is deleted when imported with blank value


When there is no translation for a locale for picklist ID, and when there is an import done with that locale as empty value, these picklist values are getting updated with NULL.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core

SAP SuccessFactors Metadata Framework


  • Please do not import any field value as blank in import file, in case you do not want that field value to get updated by null.
  • In picklist import file always enter default label value at least.

To avoid/prevent this issue an Enhancement ticket ECT-155972 is open with no ETA as of now.

This is for introducing proper error message be displayed and customer should be forced to enter values for default picklist


ECT-155972, import field value as blank in import file, picklist gets deleted after import , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-EDP , Import Employee Data (EC Core only) , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core all versions