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2355830 - How to refresh metadata of restricted Odata MDF entities? - SuccessFactors Integrations


The following error message is received for a restricted entity: "OData Service get (restricted entity) Failed, Error status: error, error thrown: internal server error"


  • SuccessFactors
    • Integrations
      • OData


Restricted entities cannot be directly called by customers. They are internal to successfactors which are triggered while interacting with specific MDF objects.
As an example, if you change field properties of the field "overrideGuidelineAmountMsg" in SpotAwardProgramAdvancedSettings MDF entity, it would trigger a restricted api call internally.

So any such changes requires a refresh in the restricted metadata.

Examples of Restricted OData API entities

  • CustomTile
  • FormCustomSection
  • UserGroup

Please make an API call as indicated below to refresh the restricted category of MDF entities.

Place it in URL https://<API URL>/odata/v2/restricted/refreshMetadata

Please check your API URL according to your Datacenter and instance (Production, Preview or Sales Demo).

2215682 - Successfactors API URLs for different Data Centers

Please note 

UI refresh as mentioned in the KBA 2171588 can only refresh the public category.

See Also

How to make an API call from browser?

Please refer the KBA 2248199


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