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3234291 - Picklist showing label followed by externalCode in parenthesis on the UI


  • picklist showing label followed by the externalcode in parenthesis in the UI
  • how to hide the picklist externalcode on the UI

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata Framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. You have created an Object with a field of type picklist (for example YesNo picklist)
  2. when creating a record the field display the picklist label and the externalcode


  1. Open the object in Object definition
  2. click on details on the field of type picklist
  3. under UI Field Render enter "displayPickListWithoutExternalCode"
  4. save

Now the UI should only show the picklist label without the externalcode


displayPickListWithoutExternalCode, externalcode, picklist label,  UI field Render , KBA , LOD-SF-MDF-UI , UI Config, Layout & Rules , LOD-SF-EC-MDF , MDF & EC2MDF Migration , Problem


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