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3311713 - Competency Description Error: Invalid value for property 'description'


When entering the description for a competency, receive an error message:

Invalid value for property 'description'


SAP SuccessFactors Center of Capabilities

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Manage Center of Capabilities
  2. On the left panel, select Competencies > Select a competency
  3. Click Edit > Enter text into Description box > Save > Receive error message


The byte count has exceeded system limitations.


The system has a limitation of 4,000 bytes in the competency description field. Text will need to be removed so characters are under that byte count.

If you think this should be changed in a future release, you can submit an enhancement request using 2090228 - How to Submit Ideas for SAP SuccessFactors Products.

See Also

Using Center of Capabilities - Creating a Competency


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