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2471324 - Feature: Disable filter for custom fields of type Foundation Object

Symptom

How do I disable the filtering of custom-string fields configured as Objects. For example if my custom-string field is configured as an Object (Location Group) -:

      <hris-field max-length="256" id="custom-string30" visibility="both" required="true" type="locationGroup">
        <label>Location Group</label>
        <label xml:lang="en-US">Location Group</label>
      </hris-field>

and the Location Group object has an association to Legal Entity, but I want to stop this child object field (Location Group) from filtering based on its parent.

Environment

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Resolution

You can enable the "Disable filter for custom fields of type Foundation Object" feature to stop the filtering for custom-string fields configured as type Object, where the Object specified in the configuration is the Child of another Object.

How do I enable this feature?

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Company System and Logo Settings > enable the feature and click Save
  2. Re-import the Succession Data Model via Provisioning

What does this feature do specifically?

  1. In the case when the “child (custom-string)” is a Foundation Object and the field criteria is NOT set, then this setting will deactivate the filtering of the “parent” object field. If the field-criteria is set on the child field, this setting won’t be respected.
  2. In the case when the “child (custom-string)” is a Generic Object (or migrated FOs),regardless if the field-criteria is set or not, the filtering of the child object field will be deactivated.

What can be the unexpected outcome of enabling this feature?

  • If you have configured a custom-string field as a Custom MDF Object, where the object is associated (as a child) to another parent object, and you have correctly defined the field-criteria for the child fields configuration (via XML or Busness Configuration UI) the field will not still filter (please refer to the above behaviour number 2)

See Also

2287729 - Employee Central - Object Association FAQ

Keywords

objects not filtering, value help, associations, foundation object, custom object, ECT-63777 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , LOD-SF-EC-JOB , Job Information , LOD-SF-EC-HIR , Hire & Rehire Wizards , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions