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2979774 - Specify Target Population For Other Objects Set Is Not Working for Import And Export Data


End user set "Specify target population for other objects" in Manage Permission Roles, but still was able to export all data.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Metadata Framework

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Set or enable the following permission in RBP
    1. MDF Foundation Objects (Configure Object Definitions, Manage Data, Import Permission on Metadata Framework, Manage Configuration UI, Manage Positions, Manage Mass Change for Metadata Objects, Manage Sequence)

    2. MDF Foundation Objects (Select an Object to limit the data to export)

    3. Specify the target population for other objects in Manage Permission Role

  2.  This will limit what is displayed in Cost Center, within the said Legal Entity. 

  3. However, exported data from Import and Export Data, contains all Cost Centers. 


MDF Import/Export was designed for IT/HR Admin user to do massive data upload/download at the beginning.
So it do not have fine granular permission control.


Using oData API would be an alternative.


KBA , LOD-SF-EC-RBP , Roles & Permissions (EC Core only) , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions