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2849680 - Unable to see all options of permissions for MDF objects in RBP


After making some custom MDF object secured, there are not all the options to grant permissions in Manage Permission Roles, only View, Edit and Import/Export.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Metadata Framework (MDF) 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a custom MDF object in Configure Object Definition;
  2. Set the object to be secured;
  3. Go to Manage Permission Roles to grant the permissions;
  4. See only View, Edit and Import/Export options.


The options available under Manage Permission Roles depend on the effective date set for the MDF object. If the effective date is set to None, only these 3 options will be available: View, Edit and Import/Export.


In case you need to control the other permission options, the effective date of the MDF object cannot be set as None. Depending on what you set, the options will be different.

You can check all the options for each type of Effective Date, as well as how it will look like in Manage Permission Roles page by accessing this page of SAP Help Portal: Setting Up Security Objects


permissions, options, delete, view, edit, insert, correct, missing, none, effective date , KBA , LOD-SF-MDF-RBP , RBP Permissions on Objects , Problem


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