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3346947 - Continuous Performance Create Goal Error: Error: field types are not supported: Field name: comments. Type: comment;


When trying to create a goal from the Create Activity popup in Continuous Performance, receive an error:

Error: field types are not supported: Field name: comments. Type: comment;


  • SAP SucessFactors Continuous Performance Management
  • SAP SucessFactors Goal Management
  • SAP SucessFactors Career Development Planning

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in to system
  2. Navigate to Home dropdown > Continuous Performance
  3. Select Create Activity
  4. Select Create Goal
  5. Receive error


Expected behavior when using Latest Continuous Performance Management with Legacy Goal Management


CPM has adopted the new Create Goal popup so the comment field will not be display there anymore. The Goal comment will be only available in the goal details page.

Workaround: Remove comment type field section from the Default Goal Plan. As a customer, you do not have access to Provisioning. Please engage a Certified Partner to assist with this configuration.


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