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3216740 - Data Fields and Ratings Fields in Background Elements


An error is thrown when trying to add Data Fields to Trend Elements or Rating Fields to Background Elements, in BCUI.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Manage Business Configuration;
  2. Open a Trend Element, such as sysOverallPerformance;
  3. Add a Data Field to it, such as Attachment or Last Modified Date;
  4. Try to save;
  5. See the following error pop-up:

  6. The same error will display if you try to add for example "rating" field to let's say "Education" element.


Rating fields are only supported by Trend Elements and Data Fields are supported by Background Elements, only.


The Rating Fields supported by Trend Elements are listed on the Background Element - Rating Field Definition Implementation Guide.

See Also


Background Element, Trend Element, BCUI, Employee Profile, Manage Business Configuration, Data Field, Rating Field, A background element can contain either Data Field(s) or Rating Field(s). Please correct the configuration and try again., Error, Issue, Problem

, KBA , LOD-SF-EP-TRD , Trend Elements , LOD-SF-EP-BGD , Background Elements , LOD-SF-EP-BCI , BCUI & Data Model (XML) Configuration , Problem


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