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2494561 - Custom MDF Objects mapping in document generation.


How to configure custom MDF objects to use their fields under document generation mapping?


  • SAP Succesfactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central: Custom Workflow Notification
  • Metadata framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

Custom objects not appearing under document generation mapping dropdown.

No MDF mapping.jpg


  • Document generation mapping tool supports all EC HRIS elements and predelivered MDF FO and benefits objects.
  • To support custom MDF objects we need to prepare the system as mentioned in section below.


We need to configure the custom object as below to enable mapping for this object under document generation:

  1. Configure a User dataype field.
  2. Enter this user type field name in business key.
  3. Make this object secured and enter RBP subject user field as this user field name.
  4. Provide permissions to this object in manage permission roles.

The snapshot of a sample object is shown below:

obj defn.jpg

Now the relevant custom object fields are available for mapping in document generation:

mapping available.jpg


This KBA is releavant only for Document generation without workflow.

MDF workflow related document generation template is not supported as explained in the KBA 2606814

See Also

2606814 - Custom workflow template behavior for direct mapped and rule mapped fields


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