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3125983 - Fields and labels not translatable in Variable Pay forms - Compensation


When changing the instance language, employee column and Variable Pay tab label do not translate in the form for variable pay templates.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Compensation tab -> Executive Review;
  2. Open a Variable Pay template -> Check the columns and the variable pay tab
  3. Then change the instance language, go back to that template and check the same:
  4. Column Employee did not translate and Variable Pay tab did not translate.


For variable pay templates that needs to be translated through the xml, like the example below:

 <comp-field-label><![CDATA[Variable Pay]]></comp-field-label>
        <comp-field-label lang="en_US"><![CDATA[Variable Pay]]></comp-field-label>
        <comp-field-label lang="zh_CN"><![CDATA[浮动薪资]]></comp-field-label>
        <comp-field-label lang="fr_FR"><![CDATA[Rémunération variable]]></comp-field-label>

Then for Employee column search for <comp-field-definition id="userName" and add the translations as well.


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SAP SuccessFactors Compensation all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions


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