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2861322 - Unable to change the Effective Dating of valid when associated object


  • Unable to change the effective date of valid when associated object from Basic, None or Multiple Changes Per Day to From Parent
  • Unable to delete parent field on object added as Composite association to another MDF Object

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata Framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create MDF Object with Effective dating set as Basic, None or Multiple Changes Per Day
  2. Add this Object as Valid When association to another MDF object
  3. Edit the Effective dating of associated object from Basic, None or Multiple Changes Per Day to From Parent
  4. Unable to Save changes. Receive below error


Note: In addition, it is not possible to delete the parent field on object added as Composite Association to another MDF object.

When you tried to delete this field you will receive error as below.


Starting b1911, it is no longer possible to change Effective dating from Basic, None or Multiple Changes Per Day to From Parent
if such object is associated as Valid When association to another MDF object


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