I went into "Manage User Properties" within the User Profile Service Application. I set the "Office Location" field and mapped it to 'l' within Active Directory. 'l' is used to contain our City (a.k.a. Location). I then ran "Start Profile Synchronization".

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Specific City Location (I'm reusing "Office Location" field)

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Then I clicked "Compile Audiences". My end goal is to set up a different Target Audience for each city, but whenever I Compile Audiences, it's always empty.

I don't want to write back to AD, just pull one additional field into SharePoint.

Here's what the MIISClient shows (hiding the actual values):

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  • Did you check in User profile, if it importing the City location? check your own profile and see if city location is updated.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Apr 6 '15 at 17:40
  • City location does not appear in my profile. I'm sure the audiences would work after I can get it into my profile, but I don't know the correct steps to get it imported into the profile.
    – Mark
    Apr 6 '15 at 17:45
  • did you create new Property name City with Property Type of String( 100 Characters), and after that can you see the new property on Manage User Properties Page?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Apr 6 '15 at 17:49
  • it is better if you add the screen shot, so clear alot of things.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Apr 6 '15 at 17:49
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    what i am thinking then, it is not properly mapped or Full Sync not completed sucesfully...did you run full sync or incremental sync. I would run full sync manaully
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Apr 6 '15 at 18:34

when you map property, then you have to make sure following things.

  1. properly mapped the property
  2. then run full user profile sync followed by incremental sync( as recommended).

You can also check the MIISClient while Sync is running, if new property being imported or not.

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