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2379483 - Enable the Extension Center or MDF


  • How to enable MDF?
  • We have a non-EC instance, can we use MDF?
  • What is the Extension Center?
  • How do I enable the Extension Center?


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

  • Metadata Framework (MDF)


  • MDF can be enabled via provisioning:

    • Company Settings -> Enable Generic Objects
    • Company Settings -> Enable the Attachment Manager

  • MDF can aslo be enable through Upgrade Center by installing Extension Center:

    • Upgrade Center -> Recommended Upgrades -> Extension Center
    • this gives the customer the option to enable MDF without contacting Support

Informations related to Extension Center:

  • The Extension Center is a design tool that provides ease of use to create and configure extensions.
  • Customers can simplify the flow of building custom applications on MDF using rules, workflows, and configurable UI through a step-by-step workflow.
  • This makes the application more accessible for an HR analyst or HR administrator.
  • Also customers can now clone Objects and Picklists from an existing extension and quickly get started on a new extension.

For more information on Extension Center please use the guide: Extension Center

For more information on implementing MDF please use the guide: Implementing the Metadata Framework (MDF)

See Also

Extension Center

Implementing the Metadata Framework (MDF)


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