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2341320 - Unable to Select Manage Document Generation in Action Search " Tool Search"


  1. While proxy as or login as himself, Customer or Manager cannot access to Document generation in Tool search
  2.  All Manager  assigned with Permission Role Manager unable to see Document generation in Tool search




Employee Central

SuccessFactors Cloud HCM: Metadata

SuccessFactors Cloud HCM: Admin Tools

SuccessFactors Cloud HCM: MDF RBP

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Proxy as or Login as himself, Customer or Manager
  2. Go to Admin Tool then type  Document generation in Tool search
  3. Result : Customer or Manager cannot access to Document generation in Tool search




Review RBP-Role Based Permission

Example: Manager Role with target Population



 Review  RBP for MDF- Metadata Framework

Issue:  Metadata Framework Permission "Read/Write Permission on Metadata Framework" is disabled





  1. Navigate to the Admin Center.
  2. In the Tools search field, type Set User Permissions then Manage Permission Roles
  3. In the list of permission roles, click the role for which you wish to give access to use MDF. Example: see Screenshot below.
  4. On the Permission Role Detail screen, in the Permission Settings section,
  5. From Permission Settings, click Metadata Framework
  6. Click the Select "Read/Write Permission on Metadata Framework
  7. Save and exit. 


TEST Configuration Change





  1. Role Based Permission
  1. Metadata Framework (MDF)
  1. Manage Document Generation
  1. Manage Document Template  
  2. Manage Document Template Mapping  
  3. Generate All Documents as Admin  
  4. Generate Document as ESS  
  5. Generate Document as MSS 
  1. RBP-Role Based Permission
  2. MDF- Metadata Framework
  3. Tool Search
, KBA , LOD-SF-EC-DOC , Document Generation , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-EC-GBF , Global Benefits , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1602