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2544336 - Custom MDF workflow and its behaviors depending on Pending Data = Yes/ No.


  • For custom MDF portlets, the Approver cannot edit/update the data in workflow request.
  • Workflow approver cannot see the Update button.
  • Unapproved data in custom MDF object getting saved/ visible before the approval from Approver.
  • Approver cannot update the fields in workflow request.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata framework (MDF)


SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions


Custom MDF, Workflow, Pending Data, Approval, Edit, custom MDF, workflow routing,  non-actionable, Edit transaction, Edit without Route Change, workflow, Update, Send Back, Approve, Decline, Approve , KBA , LOD-SF-MDF-WFL , Custom Object based Workflows , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , LOD-SF-MDF-OBJ , Object Definition & Field Related Issues , Problem

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