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3152675 - National ID for Greece - Employee Central


When filling National id using Greek letters the system automatically changes both initial Greek letter to numbers and show the message:

"Please enter a valid Identity Card. Use the format AA-NNNNNN. The fist two characters must be upper case Greek or Latin alphabetic characters".

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access the environment
  2. Navigate to the user
  3. Dropdown to the 'National ID Information' portlet
  4. Click on the pencil to add the National id
  5. Select Greece country
  6. Fill the 'National Id' field with the Γ Γ-111111 for example
  7. Both initial Greek letters will be changed to numbers


'Display Format' field is filled on BCUI


  • Maintain 'Display Format' field blank in BCUI, as in the standard CSF data model, we do not configure anything for this field.

<country id="GRC">

    <format-group id="national-id">

      <format id="IC">

        <instruction>Identity Number</instruction>

        <instruction xml:lang="fr-FR">Numéro d’identité</instruction>

       <instruction xml:lang="de-DE">Identitätsnummer</instruction>

       <instruction xml:lang="el-GR">Αριθμός Ταυτότητας</instruction>

       <instruction xml:lang="en-GB">Identity Number</instruction>

        <instruction xml:lang="es-ES">Número de identidad</instruction>





  • The regex provided by CSF data model is: ([ABEZHIKMNOPTYX]\{2\}|[Α-Ω]\{2\})-[\d]\{6\}

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A) Guide:Chapter - Identity - Greece

Q) Where can I get EC Master Data model?

A) View 3153500 - How to Download Data Models, Picklists and other configuration files for Employee Central - SuccessFactors

See Also

  • 2472343 - How to Manage National ID Formats via Manage Business Configuration (BCUI)
  • 2601647 - Is it possible to add National ID deep validation to custom national IDs?
  • 2668688 - National ID Card: How to create custom Regular Expression and Display Format
  • 2093378 - National ID validation issues - Employee Central
  • 2701612 - How to Import National ID Information
  • 3271777 -How To Retrieve National ID Record In Canvas Report
  • 2162838 - National ID Column is not visible in reporting
  • 2162775 - How to mask National ID to be kept confidential - SuccessFactors Employee Profile


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


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