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2761158 - Manage Mass Changes for Metadata Objects : Object Type To Be Changed field missing a dropdown


  • Manage Mass Changes for Metadata Objects feature is used to make changes simultaneously to large number of MDF objects.
  • However, when trying to create a new Mass change Run, the "Object Type To Be Changed" field is not selectable, therefore not allowing the user to pick an object to make changes upon.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core - All Versions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - All Versions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Manage Mass Changes for Metadata Objects
  2. The field : "Object Type To Be Changed" seems to be having no dropdown to be able to select a value


This issue is due to a Missing or an Incorrect Configuration


  • This tool is currently supported for Position and Time Account Change Calendar objects. Hence, Position Management and Time Off Need to be enabled on the Instance.
  • If that is enabled, check if the visibility of the field : objectTypeToBeChanged on Configure Object Definitions -> Mass Change Run -> details of the field.
  • This needs to be set to Editable.

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Just one observation, the MassChangeRun and field objectTypeToBeChanged are not exposed (cannot be used) in the SF OData APIs.


SF, EC, Success factors, Employee Central, Field visibility , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-MDF , MDF & EC2MDF Migration , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions