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2152252 - How to configure MDF portlets in Employee Profile


How to configure MDF portlets in Employee Profile?

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile


1.    Why was this feature created?

This feature was created to support the growing extensibility needs of our customers.  Customers will leverage the MDF platform to extend objects and create applications beyond what the core BizX platform offers.  In many cases, these objects are user centric.  As customers use BizX as their core HRIS platform and main hub for information it becomes increasingly important that employees are able to view this information within Employee Profile.


2.    What does this feature do?

This feature allows administrators to add MDF Generic objects (with a primary key of userid) to be a portlet in the Employee Profile.


3.    What are the perquisites?

The customer must have the following enabled:


1)      V12 UI

2)      V12 Profile

3)      Enable Generic Objects

4.    How does it work?

This feature works in 2 parts.  First, you’ll have to setup an MDF object.


4.1 Setting up anMDF Object

Create an object in “Configure Object Definitions”


On the right hand side, click in the “Create New” input field and select Object Definition. Keep in mind that the Employee Profile will only pull in MDF Object Definitions that have an ExternalCode of DataType=User.


Once you have an Object Definition , you will create a View in the Manage Config UI.  Link the object you just created.


After creating the Object Definition and View, you can create an instance for that object. This can be done in Manage Data


5.2 Configure Employee Files

Once the MDF UI is setup, you can add this portlet to the Profile, Scorecard or Custom View.


After navigating to Configure Employee Files, click on Add Portlet within User Element


Click on Create & Add for MDF Object


Add in the details and select the configurable UI you would like to pull from.  Keep in mind that the dropdown list will only show those with an externalcode of datatype=USER.


5.3 Permissions

The Employee Profile will follow the RBP permission scheme that is set for the MDF Object.



5.4 Employee Profile View



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