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2753871 - How to Add Custom Field to a Foundation Object


How to Add a custom field to a Foundation Object.


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Foundation Object


Permissions needed to perform it: Administrator Permissions-->Manager Foundation Objects–>Import/Export Corporate Data Model & Import/Export country/region-specific XML for Corporate Data Model.

The custom field can be added by following the steps inside the instance:

  1. Access Import/Export Corporate Data Model screen;
  2. Under the foundation object you can edit the label and visibility for the pre-delivered custom fields;
  3. Save it and import back in the instance;
  4. Go to Manage Organization, Pay and Job Structures;
  5. Select Foundation Object and check new custom field. 

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get Guide?

A) Guide:SAP SuccessFactors Data Model Reference Guide

Chapter: Working with Corporate Data Model and country/region-specific Corporate Data Model in Admin Center

Q) Where can I get Employee Central Master Data Models?

A) Employee Central Master Data Models

URL Here:

This zip file contains the Corporate Data Model, country/region-specific Data Model, Succession Data Model, and the country/region-specific Succession Data Model


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