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JPB and JDM sync issues

Issue with JPB-JDM Sync?

In countries that use a language other than English (en_US) with the default, there may at some point have a synchronization problem between JPB and JDM, causing problems, for example when creating the PM or 360 forms, competencies and behaviors do not appear on the forms.

Some customers faced synchronization issue after changing the default language of their instances. These customers had a default language other than en_US. We couldn’t reproduce the non-sync, but we know how to resolve the issue.

The following are steps to identify where the problem is and how to fix it.

  • Verification: The first check to be done is if the mapping of ROLE > “Mapped Job Codes” correctly considering the employee you are creating the form to.

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Job Profile Content – Role – Mapping Job Codes

 

  • Action: The job code / job classification mapped must be the job code of the employee generating the form.
    • If EC is not enabled, the mapping must be with the Job Code
    • If EC is enabled, the mapping must be with the Job Classification

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Job Profile Content – Role – Mapping Job Codes

 

  • Verification: check the default language of the customer instance (provisioning)

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Provisioning – Company Settings > Default Language

 

  • Verification: Identify the default language of the PM form / 360

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XML – Form – Default Language

 

  • Action: It is strongly recommended to use the same language for provisioning and forms

 

  • Verification: Check in the instance the translations of competencies and behaviors in the center of capabilities. The same competencies and behaviors must appear in the provisioning with their respective translations.

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Center of Capabilities – Translate Competencies

 

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Provisioning – Competencies

 

  • Action: If the translations do not appear identical in the instance (CofC) and provisioning (competencies), you must update the competence in the instance > center of capabilities
  • Note: There is no need to duplicate information, just adjust and save to ensure the integration updates the data.

 

  • Verification: Check if the translations appear in the mapping of families and roles in the instance, as well as in the provisioning

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Job Profile Content – Families and Roles – Role

 

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Job Profile Content – Role – Map Competencies

 

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Provisioning – Families and Roles

 

  • Action: If the translations do not appear identical in the instance (CofC) and provisioning (families and roles), you must update the Role in the instance > job profile content > families and roles
  • Note: There is no need to duplicate information, just adjust and save to ensure the integration updates the data.

If all the checks were done correctly there should be no synchronization issue. To ensure that there are no more problems we suggest using the check tool.

Hope this can be useful and thanks for reading!

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Claudia Costa

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      Author's profile photo Sweta Banerjee
      Sweta Banerjee

      I have faced the same issue 2 weeks earlier. Thanks for the blog.

       

      Regards,

      Sweta

      Author's profile photo Claudia Costa
      Claudia Costa
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you for your comment, unfortunately it is a common issue, but we know the to solve it 🙂

      All the best

      Claudia Costa

      Author's profile photo Nicolas MAVROIDIS
      Nicolas MAVROIDIS

      Thank you very much Claudia, this post provides very clear guidelines to both consultant and support engineer community.