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2545059 - Field XXXXX is not defined [INVALID_FIELD_NAME] error - SuccessFactors


You are calling SuccessFactors using SFAPI or Compound Employee (CE) API, but you are facing an error such as the below:

"Exception=[SFAPI Domain Error!] Error Code=[INVALID_FIELD_NAME] Error Message=[Field XXXXX is not defined]"


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Run the process/API call;
  2. Observe the error mentioned in the API logs;


In SF, go to SFAPI Data Dictionary and search for the entity being called and the field mentioned in the error message;

If you cannot find the entity or field name, this is the root cause of the issue.

NOTE: If you don't know which entity is involved, check the API request header in client side (e.g. Postman, Boomi, CPI, third-party system) or in SF API payloads (under SFAPI Audit Logs).


There are two possible solutions:

  • Review the API request to make it according the available entities and fields from SFAPI Data Dictionary;
  • Under Manage Business Configuration, create (if it doesn't exist) and set the field mentioned in the error message to Enabled=Yes;


See Also


not, available, invalid, field, INVALID_FIELD_NAME, not defined, SFAPI, Dictionary, Domain Error, Enabled, Manage Business Configuration , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-CE , Compound Employee API , LOD-SF-INT-API , API & Adhoc API Framework , LOD-SF-INT-API-DEPR , SFAPI Deprecation Queries , Problem


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