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3231596 - In user-type MDF frield, if the search string contains a special character, no result is returned


In a user-type MDF field, if your search string contains character "ß", no result is returned


  • SAP SuccessFactors Platform
  • Metadata Framework - MDF

Reproducing the Issue

Example (this occurs with any user-type MDF field, not just Job Profiles):

  1. Navigate to Job Profiles
  2. Search for a job that contains the letter 'ß'
    1. Ex: Straße
  3. The search does not return any results
  4. Search for the same job but without the special letter
    • Ex: Use a space in place of the 'ß', or leave the 'ß' out
    • Strae -or- Stra e
  5. The job is returned in the search results



Replace the "ß" character with a space

See Also

SAP SuccessFactors Product Release Information


MDF, special character, eszett, SS, double s, character, letter, ß, results, blank, empty, nothing, returned, no, none,  MDF-49400, KI2205 , KBA , LOD-SF-MDF , Metadata Framework , Known Error


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