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3215147 - Error using the Search by Competency tool to add new learning activity to Development Goals


  • When users use the Search by Competency tool to add a new learning activity to their Development Goals (Development > Add New Learning Activity > Search By Competency), an error message is displayed
  • Null array exception while adding competency without associated learning activity
  • Unable to add Learning activity by Competency


  • SAP SuccessFactors Learning - LMS
  • Career Development Plan Integration

Reproducing the Issue

  1. From Homepage got to Goals
  2. Select Development Goals and open a Goal
  3. Add a New Learning Activity
  4. Search by Competency
  5. An error is displayed:
    • The operation you requested is unavailable. Please try again or contact your administrator.

    • An application error has occurred. Please try again.
      If you have further questions or issues regarding this error, please provide the error details below to your support group.
      Error message = while trying to get the length of a null array loaded from local variable 'voArray'


  • This issue will be corrected in 2H 2022 Release (b2211)
  • The fix will be included in a patch for 1H 2022 scheduled for Production Instances on July, 1 2022 (b2205p11)

See Also

SAP SuccessFactors Product Release & Road Map Information


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