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3266917 - Career Development Card Error: GOALS_IMPORT_VALIDATION_INVALID_ENUM_VALUE There is an error on field Type XX. Invalid Enum:


When users click Mark as Complete for a Career Development card, they receive an error message:

internalMessage=Could not complete action of type HANDLE_CARD_ACTION in section ENGAGEMENT_CARDS
errorMessage=Service /odatav4/talent/goals/GoalHpCard.svc/v1/Goal(XX)/GoalHpCard.svc.markAsComplete gave 400
externalMessage=Unable to save goal.
externalDetailMessage=There is an error on field Type XX. Invalid Enum:


  • SAP SuccessFactors Career Development Planning
  • SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log into system
  2. On home page, locate Career Development engagement card
  3. Select Mark as Complete
  4. Receive error message


The template enum values were changed after goals were created. This corrupted already existing cards because of empty values.


  1. Navigate to Goal Plan
  2. Resave the goal and review the field Type from the error message
  3. Apply one value in the enum dropdown to ensure the enum value is valid and not empty


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