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2864842 - Application error when trying to wildcard search for a MDF object - Employee Central


When trying to Wildcard search for a MDF object an application error occur in the screen.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Metadata Framework

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Manage Data
  2. Filter for an MDF Object
  3. Type to search 1* for example.

Result: An application error occur in the screen.



This is expect behavior, system currently not support Wildcard search and this will cause application error in the system. Then an enhancement request can be submitted to engineering team consider change the current system behavior.

Document to submit an enhancement request: 2090228


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