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3288155 - Pronoun is not visible in Employee Profile


Pronouns element is being shown in Succession Data Model and Manage Business Configuration but is not visible in Employee Profile.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Platform
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Employee Profile;
  2. Pronoun information is not visible in Employee Header.


To enable pronouns, a PersonPronouns picklist must be configured.


  • You have the Administrator Permissions > Metadata Framework > Configure Object Definitions permission;
  • You have the Administrator Permissions > Manage System Properties > Manage Employee Files permission.


1. Enable pronouns element

  • Go to Manage Business Configuration;
  • Click on Employee Profile > Standard > pronouns;
  • Change the "Enabled" option from "No" to "Yes".

2. Create picklist values

  1. Go to Admin Center > Picklist Center;
  2. Click the "+" add icon to create a picklist for pronoun;
  3. Enter the picklist data. The value for the "Code" field must be PersonPronouns;
  4. Use the "+" add to create a new picklist value. The "Add New Value" window is displayed;
  5. Enter picklist values;
  6. Save your changes.

Next steps

For pronouns to be displayed on People Profile and quickcards, the option "Allow employees to maintain their pronouns option" must be enabled in Admin Center > Configure People Profile > General Settings.

FAQ - Additional Information

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

A) Guide: Enabling Pronouns | Guide: Personal Pronouns.

Please note:

See Also


pronouns, employee profile, employee central, picklist center, manage business configuration, bcui, succession data model , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-UIM , Employee Import Issues , How To


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions


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