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3151263 - Unable to mask background element


User is unable to mask background element.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile

Reproducing the Issue

1.login to instance.

2.manage business configuration >> employee profile >> background elements >> click into 'details' of one of data fields >> Masked: Yes >> finished >> save.

3. go to 'employee proile' >> you will the field is not masked as '*****'.


Masked option is not supported for background element.

See Handbook:

piiPersonally Identifiable Information. It will display the field value as "********" for the user.This property is not supported currently.

Value is true or false.

Even if configured in the Succession Data Model, it will not have any effect. The value will not be masked as "*****". "false" by default if not configured


Please submit an enhancement request to product manager(KBA2090228

See Also

KBA2803695 - Creating and Configuring Background Elements Using BCUI


background element, masked , KBA , LOD-SF-EP-BGD , Background Elements , Problem


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