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2861229 - Latest entry on child object appears on the Top instead of Bottom [Custom MDF]


While adding new child record in custom MDF portlet, it appears on the top instead of on the bottom

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Metadata framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Manage Data/ Portlet of MDF Object
  2. Insert a new record or Edit an existing record
  3. Add another record on Child object and save
  4. Notice that the latest record is appearing on the Top of first or previous record of Child object



Allow Reordering switch on child object associated to parent is set to No


  1. Go to Admin center and search for Configure Object Definition
  2. On first drop down, select Object Definition
  3. Search for the affected MDF Object
  4. Click on Take action and Make correction
  5. Go to Assocation section and click on details
  6. Look for switch Allow Reordering

Note: Setting it to Yes will make the first entry appear on the Top and latest entry appear at the bottom. Option to reorder is available on Manage Data
         Setting it to No will make the latest entry appear on the Top while first entry appear at the bottom. No Option to reorder entries in Manage Data


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