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2094158 - Importing and Exporting MDF Positions in SuccessFactors


This KB article provides information on how to export and import the MDF Position file data in SAP SuccessFactors.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


  • When using MDF Positions nomination method for Succession Planning, the Succession module stores the Position data in the Position MDF Object, leveraging the Metadata Framework (MDF) tools.
  • This framework can also be used to leverage data for positions within Employee Central.
  • To export or import MDF Position data, go to Admin Center > Import and Export Data.
  • In this tool it is possible to export and import all generic objects active for the instance.
  • By selecting the "Include Dependencies" to "Yes", all other MDF that share data with positions will also be exported.
  • Key Preference:
    • If you only want business key in the data, choose Business Key, and also choose Yes in the Hide External Code field.
    • If you don't want business key in the data, choose External Code.
    • If you want both business key and external code, choose Business Key, and also choose No in the Hide External Code field. 



As the MDF Positions nomination method leverages the MDF Tools to import/export data, refer to the below sections of the MDF Implementation Guide for complete information and instruction on how to import and export generic object data:

See Also


Succession, MDF, Data, import, export, Positions, GO, metadata framework, meta-data, SF Success Factors, EC, SCM , KBA , sf mdf , sf position export , LOD-SF-SCM , Succession Management , LOD-SF-EC-MDF , MDF & EC2MDF Migration , LOD-SF-SCM-POS , Position Imports, Sync, Tiles etc. , LOD-SF-SCM-ADM , Admin Center, RBP, Permissions and Settings , How To


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development all versions