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2976910 - OData API query request returns an empty result set (no records) - SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite


  • You're performing an OData query;
  • The request is successful, but doesn't return any record in the response payload;


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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
    • OData API


There are three possible causes:

  1. If you're using a '$filter' statement, there may be no record in the system that satisfies all the filter conditions, so the results will be empty;
  2. The API user performing the calls does not have the necessary permission to query the entity;
  3. The API user has permission to query the entity, but the permission is restricted to a certain target population configured in the permission role, so if you're using a '$filter' statement to limit the results to a certain group of employees which is outside of that target population, the records will not be returned.


  1. Verify if the $filter statement is logically valid;
  2. Verify the necessary permissions for querying a specific entity by consulting the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite OData API: Reference Guide or by searching for knowledge based articles (KBAs);
  3. Check the API user's permission role and verify the configured target population.


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