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2930220 - Error Deleting a Record and Uploading an Attachment in MDF Portlet


  • Cannot delete a record on MDF 
  • When an MDF record is deleted, the system throws an Error Message: com.successfactors.attachment.util.AttachmentException: Invalid Service, please check if DMS has been configured properly. 
  • Attachments cannot be uploaded in an MDF portlet 
  • System throws an error message: Upload completed. Please wait for the server to finish processing upon attachment upload in an MDF portlet. 


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata framework (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to your MDF portlet. 
  2. Upload an attachment or Delete a record. 
  3. Error message is thrown. 


Document Management Service(DMS) is configured incorrectly. 


Please check if DMS is configured correctly by following the steps below:

  1. Check if  Attachment Manager and Document Management Service is enabled in Provisioning. Please contact SAP Product Support or your Implementation Partner/Consultant to check these. 
  2. Log in to the instance, navigate to Admin Center.
  3. Search for Configure Document Management under Tools Search. 
  4. Select the appropriate vendor storage solution.


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