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3101004 - The field "effectiveStatus" from an MDF object is not returning in OData API


You query an MDF object (for example BenefitEnrollment) and you don't see any field that would show what is the status (active or inactive) of that record.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
    • OData API


The effectiveStatus field is not visible in OData API.


Follow these steps to make the effectiveStatus visible in OData:

  1. Go to "Configure Object Definitions"
  2. Search for the API entity you are querying (BenefitEnrollment for example) and open it
  3. Click on "Take Action > Make Correction" button at the top-right
  4. Search for "effectiveStatus" field and click on Details
  5. Change the Visibility value to Read-only or Editable and save:

  6. Perform an OData API Metadata Refresh

After that, the status of the records will be returned through effectiveStatus field, for example:

       "__metadata": {
           "uri": "https://<api_url>/odata/v2/BenefitEnrollment(effectiveStartDate=datetime'2020-01-01T00:00:00',id='415814')",
           "type": "SFOData.BenefitEnrollment"
       "effectiveStartDate": "/Date(1577836800000)/",
       "id": "415814",
       "workerId": "100115",
       "effectiveStatus": "I"

The value "I" represents inactive, and "A" represents active.

See Also

2171588 - OData API Metadata Refresh and Export in SuccessFactors Cloud


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