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3237239 - Some Competencies Not Displaying When Adding Custom Competency from Manage Templates - Performance Management


When adding Custom Competency via Manage Templates, some competencies are not displaying.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Admin Center > Manage Templates > [Select the PM template] > Select the Competency section > Check Custom as Section Type.
  2. Click Show advanced options > In Custom Competency defined, click Add Another.
  3. Select a value from Category and Competency dropdown list > Some competencies are NOT displaying in the list.



It's a language issue. In Manage Templates, only the competencies in the same language as the form template can be populated. 

For example, when the form template language is English, only the competencies which have English label will display. The competencies which have no English label will not display in the list.  


Please make sure that all the competencies are configured with labels of the form template language. 

You can check the form template language in Provisioning. As a customer, you do not have access to Provisioning. Please contact your Implementation Partner. If you are no longer working with an Implementation Partner, you can contact SAP Support via chat or case.

See Also

KBA 2436341 - Custom Competencies in SuccessFactors Performance Management

KBA 2086134 - Adding Competencies to a Performance Management Form

KBA 2804827 - Localized Competencies Not Displaying When Adding Custom Competency - Performance Management


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