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3212212 - Inactive GO/Picklist Field's value in MDF Object cannot be exported


a MDF Object configured Generic Object or Picklist Field, which refers to an inactive record. Export the object data, this field will be empty.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Metadata Framework

Reproducing the Issue

1. a MDF Object configured Generic Object or Picklist Field which refers to an inactive record:

2. In Manage data View Mode, this field will show data.

3. however, export the records, this field shows blank:


This is expected behavior since Export won't contain  inactive reference value. In Manage Data view mode, this record is viewable, however, in Edit mode, this record wont appear.


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