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Profile Management: Issue Display Of ‘&’ When Not Followed By Space (Doc ID 2385039.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Human Resources - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When the description of a content item contains ‘&’, and no space is added between the two words, once added to a non-person or person profile, the content item is shown with an underscore underneath the first letter of the second word, and the ‘&’ has disappeared.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1.Add new content item:
Navigation: Set Up HCM > Product Related > Profile Management > Content Catalog > Content Items:
Click ‘Add a new value’:
Click on the prompt to choose a content type, e.g., COMPETENCY
Type a content item ID and click ‘Add’.

Fill in the Description of the content item.
Make sure you do not enter a space between the words and the ‘&’-sign.
The first word should be directly followed by the ‘&’ sign, and that sign should be directly followed by the second word.
Click ‘Save’.

2. Add content item to a (person/non-person) profile:

Navigation: Workforce Development > Profile Management > Profiles > Person Profiles
Search for a person profile (or create a person profile when there is no person profile existing):
Click on ‘Add New Competencies’.
Select the content item you just created.
Remark: You see that in the search results, the description is still shown as ‘Test&Test 001’ (as expected).

When you select the content item:

The description is now shown as ‘TestTest 001’ and not Test&Test 001 as expected.
When you click ‘OK’:
The competency content item is shown as ‘TestTest 001’ and not Test&Test 001 as expected.


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