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3277756 - 2211 Latest Goal Management - Category Dropdown Displays When Creating New Goals


After the 2211 release in Latest Goal Management, a category dropdown is visible when creating Goals, adding Development Goals, or adding Performance Goals:

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Career Development Planning
  • SAP SuccessFactors Performance Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Home dropdown > Goals
  2. Create Now or Create Goal > Create New
  3. Can see a Category dropdown


  1. Home dropdown > Development Goals
  2. Add Development Goal
  3. Can see a Category dropdown


  1. Home dropdown > Performance
  2. In Goal Section, select Add Goal
  3. Can see a Category dropdown


This is expected behavior.


This is the same behavior in Legacy Goals and is intended to streamline the functionality:

  • If control-category-element is not configured, the category field will still be visible during Create/Edit/Copy/Cascade Edit/Assign Edit pages.
  • If control-category-element is configured, then the field definition and/or permissions must be configured to control who sees the category dropdown.

See Also

Implementing and Managing Goal Management - Defining Category and Default-Category


success factors, PM, PMGM, CDP, GM, category dropdown, KI2211, KI 2211, 2H2022, 2H 2022, TGM-16617 , KBA , LOD-SF-GM-TMP , Template Management , LOD-SF-PM-GM , Goals in PM Form , LOD-SF-CDP-TMP , Template Management , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals 2211 ; SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development 2211