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2436285 - Error message "unknown property cust_toCompany for FOCostCenter" - Replicating Cost Centers from SAP ERP to Employee Central


You are receiving the error message below when executing the standard Boomi process for Replicating Cost Centers from SAP ERP to Employee Central, Packaged Integration: ERP to EC Cost Center Replication v2.0:

"d": [
"key": null,
"status": "ERROR",
"editStatus": "UPSERTED",
"message": "unknown property cust_toCompany for FOCostCenter",
"index": 0,
"httpCode": 400,
"inlineResults": null

This KBA is also applicable for the CPI process SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA Integration with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central: Cost Center.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Boomi
  • Cloud Platform Integration (CPI)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. On SuccessFactors, define a custom navigation field "cust_toCompany" with Company as Destination Object under Admin Center > Configure Object Definitions > Cost Center, as below:


  2. In Boomi, go to Atom Management > Environment Extensions, and define the value for the process property "COMPANY_ID_TARGET_FIELD" as below:


  3. Execute the process
  4. The above value will be passed in the Upsert payload sent to SF:
    "cust_toCompany": "1001"
  5. Error occurs


The parameter COMPANY_ID_TARGET_FIELD supports only fields (custom fields) and does not support associations (navigations) - this is explained in the handbook pages below:

  1. Boomi
  2. CPI

In those pages, the folowing statemtent can be found under COMPANY_ID_TARGET_FIELD explanation: The custom field must not be a navigation field.

Since "cust_toCompany" is defined as an association to Company object, the "unknown property" error message is returned.


You will need to create a custom field (not an association) in Cost Center object and specify this custom field name in COMPANY_ID_TARGET_FIELD parameter.

See Also

Replicating Cost Centers from SAP ERP to Employee Central Using SAP Cloud Platform Integration as the Middleware

Replicating Cost Centers from SAP ERP to Employee Central Using Boomi AtomSphere as the Middleware


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