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3370553 - Latest Goal Management error: Unable to save objective/goal. Please choose a start date earlier than the due date.


When trying to edit a goal in the Latest Goal Management, receive an error message:

Unable to save objective.

Please choose a start date earlier than the due date.


SAP SuccessFactors Goal Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in to system
  2. Navigate to home dropdown > Goals
  3. Select a goal with milestones > Edit
  4. Make any changes > Save
  5. Receive error message


This is tentatively scheduled to be fixed in the 2311 release. Release dates can be reviewed on Product Release & Road Map Information.


  1. Navigate to Manage Templates
  2. Select Goal Plan tab > select goal plan
  3. Click on Edit Fields, and select the Milestones section
  4. For the default language, swap the labels for Target Date and Actual Date > Save


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SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals 2305