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3268304 - Configure custom-filters field for Company Directory Advanced Search


Configure custom-filters field for Company Directory  Advanced Search

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile - Directory Search 
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - manage Business configuration 


Example add: custom05

Via Provisioning: Export SDM data model 

Add below code

  <standard-element id="custom05" max-length="255" required="false" matrix-filter="false">


    <label xml:lang="de-DE">Unternehmen</label>

    <label xml:lang="fr-FR">Société</label>   

    <label xml:lang="en-US">Company</label>


Grant a permission under Permission Role  employee data - Role-Based Permissions for People Profile

 Under  custom-filters

add below code:


    <filter-module id="default">     

 <standard-element-ref refid="custom05"/>



  • Go to BCUI - Manage business configuration
  • Scroll to : Filter
  • Default
  • Select in Standard Elements : Company (custom05)

See: Under  custom-filters


  • Go to company info
  • click on Directory Search
  • Click Advanced Search
  • Company

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A) Guide: Chapter Configuring People Profile -Directory Search - SAP SuccessFactors Data Model Reference Guide

Q) Which standard elements can be add into custom filters in advanced search?

A) Search by custom filters in advanced search

  • You can set the standard elements with IDs from <custom01> to <custom15> as custom filters in the Succession Date Model with the Manage Business Configuration admin tool or in Provisioning. For more information, see Custom Filters in the Succession Data Model.

See Also

2778282 - Disable Directory Search for all users


 standard elements ,custom01, custom15, custom filters, advanced search, Company Info,  Directory Search  , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-ADM , Admin Tools (EC Core only) , LOD-SF-EP-DIR , Employee Directory Search , How To


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