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2913881 - What are the MDF Foundation Objects?


  • What are the MDF Foundation Objects?
  • What are the MDF Pre-delivered Objects? 


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata Framework (MDF)
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central


As part of the phased migration of Foundation Objects (FO) to the Metadata Framework (MDF), the following Foundation Objects are now MDF Foundation Objects (also referred to as GOs). Any organizational information configured using these FOs will now be configured using the corresponding MDF FO. Please note these are Employee Central MDF Objects and not Custom MDF objects. Any issues relating to these objects must be raised with Employee Central team. Please find the SAP Help Guide for Employee Central Master for more information on its configuration. The Help guide will be updated to reflect the recent Employee Central object/s migrated to MDF. 

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Cost Center

Q4 2014 Release


Q2 2015 Release


Q2 2015 Release

Business Unit

Q2 2015 Release

Legal Entity

Q2 2015 Release

Legal Entity Local

Q2 2015 Release

Job Function

Q4 2015 Release

Pay Group

Q4 2015 Release

Pay Calendar

Q4 2015 Release

Job Family (Deprecated)       

Q4 2015 Release

Job Classification

Q4 2015 Release

Job Classification Local

Q4 2015 Release


See Also

Employee Central Master Guide


EC MDF object, EC  MDF pre-delivered objects, MDF Foundation Objects, MDF Generic Objects , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects (Organisation, Pay and Job Structures) , LOD-SF-FWK-MDF , MDF Framework , How To


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions