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3251892 - Error 'Cannot find corresponding Picklist value by key'


While trying to import data for MDF Objects/Picklist, the below error is being triggered:

Cannot find corresponding Picklist value by key


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite


Invalid picklist values are being used.


  • Incorrect values such as 1,2,3,4,5,6 are being used when the correct values are actually 01,02,03,04,05,06
  • This could be caused by tools such as Excel which automatically omit the leading zero,
  • Therefore, the external code should either be updated, or it should be ensured that the correct code will be used without any zeroes being omitted. For example, using a text editor instead of Excel.

See Also

2277994 - How to Import Data for MDF Objects/ MDF picklists in SuccessFactors?


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