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2795068 - Error Occurs When Trying to Access the "Add New Employee" Wizard


An Error occurred while trying to access the 'Add New Employee' wizard

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  • Employee Central
  • Add New Employee
  • Foundation Objects

Reproducing the Issue

  • In Admin Center, search for 'Add New Employee
  • Error: Invalid COnfiguration: nullis not configured


This error occurs when the Corporate Data Model is blank, or has not yet been imported into the instance.


Step 1: Import corporate data

Importing the Corporate Data Model is a required step in the implementation of Employee Central and the full functionality will not be available without it.
Please refer Employee Central implementation guide Here 

Step 2: Import MDF Cache

  1. 2589774 - MDF Object Definition to DB Sync
  2. 2171588 - SuccessFactors: OData API Metadata Refresh and Export

Via UI

  1. Admin tool
  2. OData API Metadata Refresh and Export
  3. Refresh

You can download the default Corporate Data Model from the Help Portal, make necessary changes and import the Corporate Data Model in 'Provisioning' > Import/Export Corporate Data Model

FAQ - Additional Information

Q)Where can I export Employee Central Master  Data Model?


  2. Scroll to:Configuration
  3. Download: Employee Central Master Data Models: Here
  4. This zip file contains the Corporate Data Model, country/region-specific Data Model, Succession Data Model, and the country/region-specific Succession Data Model

Q) How to Grant a permission to Import/Export Corporate Data Model?

A) Before B2005 Release: Import or export of Corporate Data Model or country/region-specific Corporate Data Model was supported only in Provisioning.

After B2005 ReleaseImport or export of Corporate Data Model or country/region-specific Corporate Data Model is supported from Admin Center in the UI. Permission settings to be maintained under Administrator Permissions-->Manager Foundation Objects–>Import/Export Corporate Data Model & Import/Export country/region-specific XML for Corporate Data Model.





See Also

2871916 - Errors in instance with various tools and portlets


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