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3359800 - Goals Import Error: Error occurred. java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No enum constant


When trying to import goals, receive an error:

Error occurred. java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No enum constant


SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in to system
  2. Navigate to Action Search: Import Performance Goals/Objectives or Beta Goal Import
  3. Select the Browse button > Select the file
  4. Select Import > Receive successful error message
  5. Navigate to Action Search: Scheduled Job Manager
  6. See TGM Data Import has failed
  7. Select View Details > See error message


  • Invalid text is populated in the Type column
  • There's a space before or after the text in the Type column
  • The import file is not a CSV


Ensure the string value exactly matches what's in the guide: Implementing and Managing Goal Management - CSV File Format. This includes checking there are no spaces before or after the string values and that all string values are in CAPS.

If you need further assistance configuring the import file, please reach out to your certified partner if you have one, or look for one using 2149831 - SAP Professional Services / SAP Certified Partner / SAP Account Management Team [SuccessFactors Cloud].


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