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Deprecation of Legacy Picklists Management

The legacy Picklist Management tool reached end of maintenance on December 31, 2018 and will be deleted on November 18, 2021.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

Milestone Date Definition
End of Development December 31, 2018 The deprecation milestone after which SAP stops enhancing a product or part of a product. You can continue to use the software, but you should begin planning for a time when it will no longer be available for use. We still fix high-priority bugs.
End of Maintenance December 31, 2018 The deprecation milestone after which SAP does not fix bugs or deliver patches for the software. SAP continues to answer your how-to questions. We strongly encourage you to adopt an alternative method for your business scenario.
Deleted November 18, 2021 The deprecation milestone when a feature is no longer available for productive use. You should now be using an alternative method for your business scenario.

Deprecation Details

Legacy picklist management tools are being retired. We disabled the legacy Picklists Management tool to encourage all unmigrated customers to plan for migration to Picklist Center.

If you haven't migrated to Picklist Center yet, you can still access the Picklists Management page but you can't use it to export or import picklists. Contact us to begin planning your picklist migration. If necessary, we can re-enable Picklists Management for you, to help you prepare.

This change only affects instances that haven't been migrated to Picklist Center already. Most customers are already migrated.

The phased retirement of Picklists Management includes the following milestones:
  1. December 31, 2018 (Q4 2018)) - All SAP SuccessFactors instances gradually migrated to Picklist Center tool and MDF-based picklists. After migration, the legacy Picklists Management tool is disabled in the instance.
  2. November 20, 2020 (2H 2020) - Legacy tool is disabled in all nonmigrated instances. The page is still visible but read-only. You can no longer use it to import or export legacy picklists.
  3. Deletion - When all instances are migrated to Picklist Center, the legacy Picklists Management tool will no longer be available for productive use.
In all nonmigrated instances, you see a message explaining that the Picklists Management tool is disabled, with a reminder to contact SAP Cloud Support.
A screenshot of the Picklists Management page, prior to picklist migration and after it's disabled, with instructions to contact SAP Cloud Support.
Disabled Picklist Management Page
In the previous version, the legacy Picklists Management tool could be used to import and export picklists.
A screenshot of the Picklists Management page, prior to picklist migration and before it was disabled.
Picklist Management Page Before Disabled Message

Additional Resources

Technical Details

Reference Number

AFT-17580

Type

Changed

Configuration Type

Universal

Lifecycle

Deprecation

Module

  • Career Development
  • Compensation
  • Employee Central
  • Onboarding
  • Performance and Goals
  • Platform
  • Recruiting
  • Succession Planning

Feature

Legacy Picklists

Major or Minor

Not Applicable

Link to Demo

Not Applicable

Software Version

  • 1H 2020
  • 2H 2020
  • 1H 2021

Valid as Of

2021-11-18

Latest Document Revision

2021-04-09