SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2409009 - Sorting Background Data in OData API


  • Customer is trying to use the odata entity Background_Education and trying to order the result by userId for which they are having the error - "Bad property expression: userId; userId is not sortable"
  • Is it possible to sort by userId?.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile
  • SAP SuccessFactors Integration


  • Currently this is not possible to sort the result via userID and this will be considered as enhancement
  • Please submit your enhancement request in the Customer Community using the article below:
  • 2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products
  • Please note that the support teams does not have the ability to process or affect future product feature enhancements and the Product Managers do not monitor support incidents, but rather they look at our Customer Community. 


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